Politics

Poll: Most Republicans Think Trump Won Popular Vote

| by Michael Allen

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is pushing towards a 3 million vote lead in the popular vote, but a new poll shows most Republicans think President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote.

Qualtrics asked citizens this simple question between Dec. 6 and 12: "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?" notes The Washington Post.

Despite a staggering amount of press coverage reporting Clinton far ahead in the number of total votes -- over 2.8 million -- 29 percent of Americans incorrectly think Trump won the popular vote.

When broken down by party, 52 percent of Republicans were uninformed about the popular vote, while 24 percent of Independents were ignorant of the facts and 7 percent of Democrats were incorrect.

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Former President Bill Clinton recently mocked Trump's claims of winning the election in a "landslide" in an interview for the print edition of The Record-Review on Dec. 16, notes Politico.

"Landslide? I got something like 370 electoral votes," the former president recalled. "That was a landslide."

He added that Trump "doesn’t know much," but "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him."

The former president said of the reported Russian-directed cyberattacks against his wife's campaign: "You would need to have a single-digit IQ not to recognize what was going on."

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He also said FBI Director James Comey had "cost her the election" by announcing that new email evidence had surfaced only days before the election, even though the emails were related to former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

The former president stated that Trump called him after winning the Electoral College votes, and acted "like it was 15 years ago" when the president-elect was friends with the Clintons.

Trump repeatedly accused the Democratic nominee of being crooked and promised to jail her for alleged undefined crimes regarding emails.

Sources: The Washington Post, Politico / Photo credit: Max Goldberg/Flickr

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