Poll: More than half of Americans bothered by Russian interference in election


A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows more than half of Americans are concerned about reports that Russian hackers tried to sway the U.S. presidential election.

Forty three percent of respondents say they are bothered a “great deal” and 12 percent are bothered “quite a bit.”

Less than one-quarter, 23 percent, say they aren’t bothered at all by the news, while 8 percent said “very little” and 10 percent said “just some.”

When broken down by political affiliation, almost nine in ten Democrats, 86 percent, say they are bothered a “great deal” or “quite a bit.”

Less than one-third of Republicans, 29 percent, said the same thing.

Almost half of independents, 49 percent, say they are bothered either a “great deal” or “quite a bit.”

The poll also found that roughly one-third of Americans believe President-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin is too friendly or not appropriate. Sixty one percent of Democrats say Trump’s relationship with the Russian leader is not appropriate, while 8 percent of Republicans responded the same way.

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