Americans’ Support for Electoral College Rises Sharply
December 2, 2016
- 47% want to keep Electoral College, up from 35% in 2011
- Republicans shift decisively in favor of Electoral College
- Most Americans correctly answer that Hillary Clinton won popular vote
Americans’ support for keeping the Electoral College system for electing presidents has increased sharply. Weeks after the 2016 election, 47% of Americans say they want to keep the Electoral College, while 49% say they want to amend the Constitution to allow for a popular vote for president. In the past, a clear majority favored amending the U.S. Constitution to replace the Electoral College with a popular vote system.
This year, for the first time in the 49 years Gallup has asked about it, less than half of Americans want to replace the Electoral College with a popular vote system.(Read More)
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