Only 18% Of Republicans Say Russian Interference Caused Damage To US Democracy

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Though almost half of Americans agree that Russian interference damaged U.S. democracy, only 18% of Republicans agree.

Nearly half of Americans — 46 percent — believe that the Russian interference in the 2016 election has caused a lot of damage to American Democracy: 75 percent of Democrats, 42 percent of independents, and 18 percent of Republicans concur. 21 percent of the public say that the interference caused a little damage, but 30 percent of the public say that it caused no damage at all, according to Monmouth polling.

Only 27 percent of Americans think that the government is doing enough to stop Russian interference in the U.S. 57 percent think that the government is not doing enough.

51 percent of Americans think that the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election interference and possible links to the Trump campaign should continue. About 45 percent of Americans say that this investigation should end.

Between April and November of 2018 support for the investigation has hovered between 52 percent and 54 percent

“Views of the president’s ties to Russia look like almost any other aspect of public opinion related to Trump. Very few Republicans believe anything negative about him and nearly all Democrats are inclined to accept damaging information, while independents are almost evenly split,” said Patrick Murray, the director of independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

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