There is no finer example of how out of touch the mainstream media is with the American people than the recent Gallop poll revealing significance voters place on the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Less than 1 percent of Americans consider the situation with Russia a top problem for the United States, according to a Gallup poll released on July 18.
The number of Americans who consider Russia to be the biggest problem facing the country has not surpassed 1 percent in any of the past seven months, the pollster found. While major news outlets have relentlessly pushed the Russian interference narrative for nearly two years, Americans remain overwhelmingly more concerned about domestic issues, with concerns about immigration and the government topping the list of the biggest problems.
Stories surrounding the allegation that Trump campaign associates colluded with Russia have saturated media coverage since the president was elected. To date, no evidence or indictments substantiating that allegation have surfaced.
The lack of proof and the negligible concern from Americans on the Russia issue may be contributing to President Donald Trump’s resilience in presidential approval polls. In 2018, Trump’s approval rating has tracked closely to that of President Barack Obama during his first term, according to Rasmussen Reports, the pollster that was most accurate in predicting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
The Gallup poll was released on the heels of Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 and the July 13 indictment of a dozen Russian intelligence officers for allegedly attempting to interfere in the 2016 election by hacking Democratic computer systems. Gallup conducted the survey from July 1 to 11, before either event took place.
“Gallup recently did a poll of what Americans say is the most important problem facing the country. One finding: the percentage of Americans saying “Situation with Russia” is the most important problem is literally too small to represent with a number,” David Sirota, a journalist at Capital and Main, said on Twitter.
Gallup recently did a poll of what Americans say is the most important problem facing the country. One finding: the percentage of Americans saying “Situation with Russia” is the most important problem is literally too small to represent with a number. https://t.co/1Kzqek9eCb pic.twitter.com/aftMkCqQi1
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) July 17, 2018
But remember, that poll was taken before Trump's July 16 summit with Putin. There's a very real chance in the next Gallup poll the percentage who care about the “situation in Russia” might skyrocket all the way into the measurable realm, maybe even hit 2%.
Trump, as usual, called the whole brouhaha “fake news.”
The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a confrontation that could lead to war. They are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the fact that I’ll probably have a good relationship with Putin. We are doing MUCH better than any other country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2018
As of October 2017, Gallup polling found that 31% of Americans identified as Democrat.
Just think about that for a second. If the mainstream media is to be believed, then at least the liberals should be in an uproar over the alleged interference, yet, the actual importance placed on the issue is: *
The mainstream media is nothing but a propaganda machine for the Deep State.