The poll, conducted among 1,300 US citizens of voting age, revealed that Trump's fellow Republicans are much more mistrustful of the government's handling of the voting process than are Democrats. Answering the questionnaire, 64 percent of Republicans agreed that they were very concerned about fraudulent ballots being cast. Only 26 percent of Democratic poll participants shared those concerns, and 31 percent had no fear of election fraud at all, as opposed to just 5 percent of Republicans expressing confidence in the process.
According to the survey, 72 percent of respondents, irrespective of their parties, are very or somewhat concerned about the security of the voting system, while 21 percent see no reason for concern.
Anatoly Lebedev, Deputy Head of the Information Security Department of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, facetiously referred to the accusations as a "winning move." He told Sputnik on Monday that it would have been a "serious blunder" by policy-makers in Washington to not exploit the improbable fear of Russia in the upcoming US elections, considering the tense relations between the two countries.