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Poll: Majority of Republicans Thinks Trump Won Popular Vote

Various polls of Republicans show they believe that Donald Trump won the popular vote, when he only won the Electoral College.

The Hill reports:

A majority of Republicans incorrectly believes President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote, according to a new poll.

Fifty-two percent of Republicans in the Qualtrics poll say they think Trump won the popular vote, The Washington Post reported. Only 7 percent of Democrats say the same thing. Of all respondents, 29 percent say they believe Trump leads the popular vote.

A similar survey conducted by Pew Research found that 19 percent of respondents believe Trump won the popular vote.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton currently has more than 2.8 million more votes than Trump.

While Trump did not win the popular vote, he topped Clinton in electoral votes, 306 to 232. The members of the Electoral College will meet on Monday, almost assuredly to seal Trump’s win.

Since Clinton won the popular vote, some Democrats have rallied behind an effort to abolish the Electoral College. Democratic candidates for president have lost the Electoral College while still winning the popular vote two times over the last 16 years.

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