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Most Americans say D.C., Big Tech failing against election interference

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President Trump chats with President Vladimir Putinat the APEC summit in Vietnam. Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev / AFP via Getty Images

The majority of Americans (57%) think Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections, and most (55%) aren't confident that the federal government is doing enough to stop it, according to a new NBC News SurveyMonkey poll.

Why it matters: The U.S. is still investigating the extent of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, and public opinion shows they see the 2018 elections as a new threat. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said as much Tuesday, stating that Moscow has already begun meddling.