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Most Voters Want To Eliminate Electoral College

Friday, November 11, 2016

With Hillary Clinton holding a 0.9% lead over Donald Trump in the popular vote, 2016 appears to be the fourth time in U.S. history that the president-elect lost the overall vote but won the Electoral College to take the White House. Even before the election results came in, a majority of voters said the Electoral College needs to go. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on November 7 and 8, 2016. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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