POLL: 52% IN GOP THINK TRUMP WON THE POP­U­LAR VOTE

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Hil­lary Clin­ton’s lead in the pop­u­lar vote now ex­ceeds 2.8 mil­lion votes (more than 2.1 per­cent of the to­tal vote) and con­tin­ues to grow. Many Democrats hope this fact alone might per­suade Repub­li­can elec­tors to re­ject Don­ald Trump in fa­vor of some al­ter­na­tive.

But this hope faces a se­ri­ous chal­lenge: Half of all Repub­li­cans think Trump won the pop­u­lar vote.

An online sur­vey of 1,011 Amer­i­cans be­tween Dec. 6 and 12 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 Trump.

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. BBB

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