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