New Poll Shows Americans Think the Media is a Much Greater Threat to Election Than Russian Hackers

New Poll Shows Americans Think the Media is a Much Greater Threat to Election Than Russian Hackers

Michael Krieger | Posted Thursday Nov 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

These are some pretty damning results for the mainstream media. Not only does the American public see the media as a bigger threat to election results than Russian hackers, it’s not even close.

The Washington Examiner reports:

    Voters fear the media far more than Russian hackers when it comes to tampering with election results.

    According to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, 46 percent of likely voters believe the news media is “the primary threat that might try to change the election results.”

    The national political establishment was the second most-suspected group at 21 percent, and another 13 percent were undecided.

    Foreign interests, including “Russian hackers,” ranked fourth with 10 percent and “local political bosses” came in last with 9 percent of likely voters as the main threat to truthful election results.

Here’s the underlying data:

Just to prove the point, The Atlantic published the following today as a serious story.

The media has no one to blame but itself.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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