Statistics of the Day: Politics-Related
This short item on the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election was written by Alex Lockie for Business Insider:
A survey conducted by the research company Qualtrics showed that 52% of Republican voters think that Donald Trump won the popular vote in November’s general election, despite nationwide totals giving Hillary Clinton almost a 3 million-vote edge.
The survey, published Sunday and first reported on by the Washington Post, found that in total, 29% of people surveyed thought Trump won the popular vote.
An earlier Pew Research Center survey pegged that figure at 19%.
Qualtrics found that education played a role in the likelihood of respondents saying Trump won more popular votes, with 60% of Republicans with high-school diplomas saying Trump won, compared to just 37% of college-educated Republicans.
Only 7% of Democrats and 24% of independents said Trump won more popular votes.
Trump, who won a sizeable victory…
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