"Forty-five percent say they do not believe the hacks affected the election, while just 36 percent say they did," the poll indicated.
The poll was conducted a day after US president-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference on January 11 following the US Congress confirmation of his election victory.
"[Thirty] percent say Putin liking Trump would be an ‘asset,’ 27 percent say it is a ‘liability,’ and another 27 percent say it is neither an asset nor a liability," the poll found.
On January 10, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged in a congressional hearing that US intelligence did not see evidence of Russia altering US vote tallies.
Russian officials have repeatedly denied Moscow interfered in the US election, noting that the allegations of hacking were designed to deflect public opinion from revealed instances of corruption and other pressing domestic concerns.