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Nearly half of Donald Trump voters believe in “Pizzagate,” according to a new poll from The Economist/YouGov.
Interestingly, 17 percent of Clinton supporters also agreed that the leaked emails from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta used code words to discuss a pedophilia and human trafficking ring, a disproven theory that began circulating online shortly before the election.
The poll, conducted after an armed North Carolina man walked into Chevy Chase’s Comet Ping Ping to “self-investigate” the claims, found that Trump supporters were not the only ones with a propensity for conspiracy theories.
Half of polled Clinton supporters, for instance, believe that Russia tampered with vote tallies to help Donald Trump win the election—another theory with no evidence to back it up—as compared to 9 percent of Trump voters.
Another Russia-related theory, that Russia hacked Democratic emails to help Trump, has 87 percent of Clinton voters on board, and has the backing of the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigations. However, 80 percent of Trump voters do not agree with the CIA and FBI’s conclusions.