Though President-elect Donald Trump did not win the popular vote in the general election, a new poll reveals that a majority of Republican voters believe he did, according to the Washington Post.
Although Trump secured the requisite number of votes in the Electoral College to become president, his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, won the popular vote, garnering nearly 3 million more votes than he did.
According to the Post, a Qualtrics survey found that 29 percent of all Americans believe Trump won the popular vote. The post notes that this number is higher than a recent Pew Research Center survey that found 19 percent of Americans believe Trump won the popular vote.
When broken down by party, the survey shows that 52 percent of Republicans believe Trump won the popular vote, compared to only 7 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of independents. Sixty percent of Republicans without a college education believe Trump won the popular vote, and 37 percent of Republicans with a college education believe Trump won the popular vote.
Trump has claimed that he lost the popular vote due to “the millions of people who voted illegally.”
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480278643.0
If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1479216883.0
It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in 3 or 4--— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480278858.0
states instead of the 15 states that I visited. I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1480279292.0
There is currently no evidence that millions voted illegally in November’s election.