In a nationally representative online survey of 1,011 Americans conducted by Qualtrics between Dec. 6 and 12, we asked respondents, “In last month’s election, Donald Trump won the majority of votes in the electoral college. Who do you think won the most popular votes?”
Twenty-nine percent said Donald Trump won the popular vote. This is a slightly larger proportion than in a recent Pew survey in which 19 percent said Trump won the popular vote.
Respondents’ correct understanding of the popular vote depended a great deal on partisanship. A large fraction of Republicans — 52 percent — said Trump won the popular vote, compared with only 7 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of independents. Among Republicans without any college education, the share was even larger: 60 percent, compared with 37 percent of Republicans with a college degree.
HAHAHAHAHA! Seriously?! Who are these people, and where are they? I have met literally no one that thinks he won the popular vote. Not a single soul, regardless of party.
I have met plenty that think – rightly so – that it doesn’t matter a single lick because he won the states. And the states are what is important in the presidential election according to our Constitution.
And none of these same people harping on the popular vote want to discuss that Jill Stein’s recount did, in fact, uncover voter fraud… for the democrats.
There’s a lot of hope from the left that during the vote tomorrow they will switch over and vote for Hillary instead. I don’t think they will. I know one of the states actually gave the electors permission to switch their vote, which I believe is completely wrong and unconstitutional. But I think in the end, most of this was fear mongering. And if, by some strange happening, it does happen, I think there is going to be a serious problem in this country. I really do. If the electors take the important state win away from Trump because he didn’t win the unimportant popular vote and let California rule over us all… I’m not sure a lot of people will take that sitting down.
No one of sound mind wants a criminal in the White House, especially one who is such a sore loser. This entire after election temper tantrum from the left is just simply amazing to me. This is beyond a need to grow up. This has highlighted a depressing lack of education, values, and love of country that I hoped I would never come about in my lifetime. I hate to see what the future holds for this country. I was a shamed enough that so many people supported – with great vigor! – a socialist. Now I’m just worried for our future.