The latest from The American Conservatives: Trump is wrong about Russia.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 47 percent of Americans say they believe Trump was “wrong” in his initial assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, while 45 percent think he was “right.”
The numbers are even more stark when asked to identify the specific person who “did it,” and 47 percent say it was Trump.
But the pollsters caution that Trump’s false assertion of victory over Hillary Clinton in the November election has hurt his image.
The poll shows a stark partisan divide in the public’s assessment of Trump, with 41 percent saying he was wrong, while 40 percent say he was right.
That’s a 6-point partisan gap, the survey found, with 47 percent saying they had a favorable opinion of Trump and 47% a negative one.
The survey of 1,001 registered voters was conducted Feb. 17-19 by telephone with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
On Sunday, Trump said he would accept Russian help if he is elected.
The Post-NBC News poll was conducted by telephone from Feb. 14-19 with a sampling of 1:33-1:50 a.m. ET.