Friday, November 4, 2016

Voters: Media more likely than Russian hackers to tamper with election

Voters fear the media far more than Russian hackers when it comes to tampering with election results.

According to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, 46 percent of likely voters believe the news media is "the primary threat that might try to change the election results."

The national political establishment was the second most-suspected group at 21 percent, and another 13 percent were undecided.

Foreign interests, including "Russian hackers," ranked fourth with 10 percent and "local political bosses" came in last with 9 percent of likely voters as the main threat to truthful election results.

The poll results found 51 percent of likely voters were either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the possibility of violence erupting on election day or afterwards.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters was taken between Oct. 20 and Oct. 24 and followed the release of private emails by the hacking group WikiLeaks that revealed cozy relationships between...

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