Russian hacks during US election: Poll shows 55% of people bothered by it

Most of the Americans do not believe that the Russian hacking altered the outcome of the election

Russian hacks during US election: Poll shows 55% of people bothered by it

New NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls show that more than half of the American people believe that Russian hacks of Democratic emails helped Donald Trump win the Presidential election in November.

55 per cent of people say they are at least a bit bothered about the hacks, says the poll. A major partisan divide is seen with 86% of Democrats saying they are concerned with 29% of Republicans.

But most of the Americans do not believe that the Russian hacking altered the outcome of the election. Only 37% say they believed the hacking helped Trump to clinch the presidency, while 57% believe it had no impact.


31% considered president-elect is "too friendly" toward Russian President Vladimir Putin and 24 % said he is "not too friendly". Another 44% had no opinion.

According to the survey report, about 50% of Americans said they approved how Trump handling the transition, while 41% disapproved. The figure is considerably low compared to President Barack Obama's in 2008 (73%) and Bill Clinton's in 1992 (77%).

The poll was conducted between December 12 and 15 among 1000 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.