Poll: Majority don't trust President Trump to stop foreign election meddling

A large number of Americans don’t believe President Trump will stop foreign governments from interfering with the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, according to a new poll. 

Axios did a survey near the end of February with over 3500 participants and found that fifty-five percent of American adults have little or no trust that the Trump administration can protect the elections from interference. 

Seventeen percent of Republicans say they don’t trust Trump to stop foreign governments, compared to 86 percent of Democrats. 

The poll also found that 66 percent of Americans say that tech companies have a “major responsibility” to help protect against meddling in the elections, with Axios also reporting that less than 50 percent say they trust the companies to do so. 

The new survey comes after a recent USA Today Poll found that Americans trust more in special counsel Robert Muller than the President in terms of Mueller’s Russia probe. 

Mike Rogers, the U.S. Cyber Command Chief, revealed to lawmakers last week that Trump has yet to give him the authority to prevent Russian election interference.

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June 7: The 2016 primary season essentially concludes, with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the presumptive party nominees
June 9: Donald Trump Jr. — along with Jared Kushner and former campaign chair Paul Manafort — meets with Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
June 9: Trump tweets about Clinton's missing 33,000 emails
July 18: Washington Post reports, on the first day of the GOP convention, that the Trump campaign changed the Republican platform to ensure that it didn't call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces
July 21: GOP convention concludes with Trump giving his speech accepting the Republican nomination
July 22: WikiLeaks releases stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee
July 25: Democratic convention begins
July 27: In final news conference of his 2016 campaign, Trump asks Russia: "If you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing"
August 4: Obama CIA Director John Brennan confronts his Russian counterpart about Russia's interference. "[I] told him if you go down this road, it's going to have serious consequences, not only for the bilateral relationship, but for our ability to work with Russia on any issue, because it is an assault on our democracy," Brennan said on "Meet the Press" yesterday.
October 4: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says his organization will publish emails related to the 2016 campaign
October 7: WikiLeaks begins releasing Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta's emails
October 7: Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence release a statement directly saying that Russia is interfering in the 2016 election
October 31: "This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove," Trump says on the campaign trail
November 4: "Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks," Trump says from Ohio.

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