Poll: 45% Believe Media ‘Primary Threat’ for Rigged Election; Only 10% Point to ‘Russian Hackers’

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Over four times as many voters believe that journalists trying to sway next week’s elections are a bigger concern than “foreign interests such as Russian hackers,” a new poll shows.

From CNS News:

More people see the news media–as opposed to Russian hackers or political bosses–as the “primary threat that might try to change the election result,” according to a recent Suffolk University/USA Today poll.

Pollsters asked 1,000 likely voters: “What do you think is the primary threat that might try to change the election results?”

45.53% said “the news media”–followed by “the national political establishment” (20.79%); “undecided” (13.42%); “foreign interests such as Russian hackers” (10%); and “local political bosses” (8.95%).

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