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Poll: 52 percent of Republican voters believe Trump won the popular vote — even though he didn’t

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop on his "USA Thank You Tour 2016" at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Friday in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.”

There is currently no evidence that millions voted illegally in November’s election.

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