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52% of Republicans Falsely Believe Trump Won Popular Vote

Submitted by on December 18, 2016 – 10:35 amNo Comment

A new poll shows that over half of self-identified Republicans falsely believe that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote. Trump himself has incorrectly stated this.

Trump won the electoral vote by a healthy margin. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million votes, more than 2%.

The new poll from Qualtrics showed a stark partisan division: Only 7% of Democrats, and 24% on independents incorrectly stated that Trump had won the popular vote.

“Among Republicans without any college education, the share was even larger: 60 percent, compared with 37 percent of Republicans with a college degree,” writes the Washington Post.

After the election, Trump tweeted the baseless lie that millions of Clinton’s votes were illegal. The popular, completely invented right-wing conspiracy seems to have originated from a minor conservative PAC worker, talking to conspiracy-theorist website Infowars.

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