58% of Americans Don’t Think Russian “Hacking” Changed Election … 56% Believe U.S. Should Improve Relations with Russia

Despite the evidencefree drumbeat of propaganda and hysteria, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that Americans are remaining level-headed about the Russian hacking allegations:

Majorities say that … that the outcome of the election would have been the same regardless of the information released (58% say that). Further, 56% say that despite this situation, the US ought to continue its efforts to improve relations with Russia rather than take strong economic and diplomatic steps against Russia.

It’s almost enough to restore my faith in the American people.

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  • Jim G

    You are walking on thin ice citing a CNN poll, and part of the problem is that you assume it matters that Russia should influence the US election. First, European countries tried to influence the elections more than Russia. But more importantly, we (the US) not only influences other countries elections but overthrow freely (illegally) elected governments. Just as everyone hacks everybody, every country tries to influence other governments. And there is probably a common pool of hacked information available to the US, British, Israeli, and Russian intelligence. Some people just don’t want us to know how crooked they are.

    • Tremo

      WB states:
      “It’s almost enough to restore my faith in the American people.”

      How can this blog have faith in the American populace when most of these brutes cannot even locate the Russian Federation on the map.

  • WillDippel

    Here is an interesting look at an essay on war written by Barack Obama when he was a student at Columbia University:

    http://viableopposition.blogspot.ca/2017/01/a-young-barack-obama-and-his-ironic.html

    It is so ironic that he is now the only POTUS to serve his full term in a state of war.

  • Bev

    Media needs to report on the GOP’s Crosscheck purging of legal voters. People attending Michael Moore’s NY protests tonight, please add signs about tonight’s Greg Palast’s event and then join Greg Palast’s voter rights activism:

    https://twitter.com/Greg_Palast
    TONIGHT: 5PM PT/8PM ET on #Inauguration Eve
    #TrumpStoleIt: A Facebook LIVE Event…Screening + Online Discussion

    #Crosscheck

    Greg Palast ‏@Greg_Palast
    #TrumpStoleIt: Join @NAACPNVF @RPCoalition @Codepink
    @RealGreenNews @FreeSpeechTV @DrinkLiberally @DemSpring @Truthdig @Mudflats

    https://www.facebook.com/GregPalastInvestigates/
    with Shailene Woodley and 5 others.
    https://www.facebook.com/GregPalastInvestigates/videos/10154917384607128

    Greg Palast @Greg_Palast Jan 11
    Why aren’t the mainstream media — and the #Democrats —
    expressing outrage about #Crosscheck and defending YOUR right to vote?
    #ElectionFraud

    http://www.gregpalast.com/crosscheck-not-just-crooked-criminal/

    Crosscheck Is Not Just Crooked, It’s Criminal

    After reading my report on the Kobach/Koch/Trump operation, which has removed tens of thousands of minority voters from the rolls in the swing states that surprisingly shifted to Trump, former federal judge (and now [Florida] Congressman) Alcee Hastings told me Crosscheck is a criminal violation of federal law. Hastings has called for criminal indictments and written an official Congressional member letter to ask for investigation.
    …….

    http://www.gregpalast.com/the-republican-sabotage-of-the-vote-recounts-in-michigan-and-wisconsin/

    The Republican Sabotage of the Vote Recounts in Michigan and Wisconsin
    By Greg Palast for Truthout

    Jill Stein didn’t buy it. Responding to both Michigan’s and Trump’s claim that voter rolls are loaded with fraudulent double voters, Stein said, “It’s the opposite of what he is saying: not people who are voting fraudulently and illegally, but actually legitimate voters who have had their right to vote taken away from them by Kris Kobach and by Donald Trump.”
    ……

    http://www.ecowatch.com/noam-chomsky-trump-2093271018.html

    Noam Chomsky: ‘The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History’
    Truthout By C.J. Polychroniou
    …..

    With Trump Election, We Are Now Facing Threats to the Survival of the Human Species
    By Noam Chomsky
    Source: Democracy Now
    https://www.democracynow.org/2017/1/2/noam_chomsky_with_trump_election_we
    ……..

    Michael Moore’s NY Prostesters, PLEASE BRING SIGNS to inform people about GREG PALAST’S VOTER RIGHTS ACTIVISM AND JOIN HIM LATER TONIGHT FOR FILM AND DISCUSSION.

    https://twitter.com/MMFlint
    Michael Moore ‏@MMFlint
    If u live near New York City, come join me, Alec Baldwin, Rosie Perez, Mark Ruffalo & others tonite (Thurs) 6PM Trump Hotel Columbus Circle!

    Michael Moore ‏@MMFlint
    We are kicking off “First 100 Days of Resistance” tomorrow, in front of Trump’s hotel on Columbus Cir in NY. 6pm sharp! Thousands expected!

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  • izraulhidashi

    Jesus, how stupid Americans have become. Russian hacking changed the election? Really? Give me a fu(K!n break. Russia isn’t the problem. Mass Stupidity, Corruption and Racism is. The media utters nonsense and gullible idiots are all over it like it’s gospel. ISIS aka the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service is thriving off of American stupidity, and their despicable plans of fulfilling decades of failed attempts to frame Muslims have finally succeeded. They hoped to erase the USS Liberty incident from the history books and we’ve helped them, like the little bitch lap dogs the made us to be. Good Job America!

    Keep focusing your attention on the useless BS they want you to, like meaningless Russian hacking, so they can continue to pull the strings and destroy us. Bravo!

  • izraulhidashi

    And if I sound like a ranting lunatic to anyone (as I’m sure I do to those previously mentioned), than allow me to present a reality to consider. Summed up in a single photo.

    https://s23.postimg.org/59jimferv/Definitive_Proof_Pentagon.jpg