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Politico/Morning Consult Poll: Most Voters Think Electors Should Be Bound

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By    |   Monday, 19 Dec 2016 07:58 AM

Most voters think members of the Electoral College should be bound to cast their votes for the candidate who won their state's vote, a new poll shows.

According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Sunday of 2,000 registered voters:

  • 46 percent said electors should be bound.
  • 34 percent said they should not be.
  • 20 percent were undecided.

The poll was taken Dec. 15-17, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

If electors stick with their state's choice when the Electoral College convenes Monday, Trump will win 306 electoral votes and secure the election, even with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton taking 2.9 million more popular votes.

However, there has been some talk of electors who could back away from supporting Trump, following concerns about allegations of Russian involvement of interfering in the election in favor of the New York real estate magnate.

Voters were divided by partisan lines over whether electors should be be bound:

  • 50 percent of Democrats — and 52 percent of Clinton voters — say the electors should not be bound.
  • 64 percent of both Republicans and Trump voters call for electors to be bound.

Meanwhile, most voters called for amending the Constitution and replacing the Electoral College with a popular vote method:

  • 46 percent call for a popular vote.
  • 40 percent want to keep the Electoral College.
  • 69 percent of Democrats want the popular vote.
  • 62 percent of Republicans want the Electoral College.
  • 71 percent of Clinton's backers want the popular vote.
  • 62 percent of Trump voters back keeping the Electoral College.
  • 48 percent favor a popular vote, without requiring a constitutional amendment.
  • 36 percent want to keep the current system.

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