Some people are so slow on the uptake.
Courtesy of Vox:
By three different metrics, Americans’ belief that Russia meddled in the 2016 election — the consensus of the US intelligence community — is rising. The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted during and after Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, when the president’s performance in a press conference was widely panned for his timidity in confronting Putin and his apparent willingness to believe Putin’s claims about the 2016 election over the findings of American intelligence.
Americans clearly feel very differently. From the new survey of 900 registered voters:
65 percent of voters say they believe Russia interfered with the 2016 election. That is up 12 points from a year ago.
41 percent of voters say they believe the Russian meddling affected the outcome of the 2016 election, an increase of 8 points from a year ago.
30 percent of voters say they believe Hillary Clinton would have won the 2016 election if not for Russian interference, up 6 points from last year.
While this is good news it still makes my head hurt to realize that the numbers are still so low.
This next part provides a little hope, however:
In a related finding in the NBC/WSJ poll, a mere 26 percent of Americans said they approved of how Trump has handled Russia as president, while 51 percent said that they disapproved. Republicans, however, still remain mostly supportive of the president.
Republicans are essentially a lost cause at this point, having become too tribal to recognize any facts which threaten to pop their bubble of denial.
That is why it is so important to register as many young people as possible, as the vast percentage of them lean Democratic and are more open to new information than their elderly counterparts in the GOP.