Poll: 62% Want To Eliminate Electoral College

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"I keep thinking we should include something in the Constitution in case the people elect a f'ing moron."

Via usatoday.com:

Americans have a message for the Founding Fathers: Let’s pick presidents by popular vote.

A new Gallup Poll shows a strong majority of Americans — 62% — favor getting rid of the Electoral College. And for the first time, Republicans now agree with Democrats and independents that the popular vote should stand.

“Americans show relatively little attachment to this unique invention of the country’s Founding Fathers,” Gallup’s Lydia Saad writes. “Those who advocate abolishing the Electoral College often do so on the basis that the system puts undue emphasis on a small number of swing states.”

You will find the rest of the article here.
Of course, the democrats have been pining for the elimination of the electoral college for years, as doing so would severely water down the votes of Americans who live in more sparsely populated rural areas – that would be flyover country.
The left has made no secret of its contempt for those residing outside of major population centers, which are primarily dominated by liberals – hence their support for a popularly elected president.
What surprises me about this poll is that a majority of republicans are now in favor of dumping the electoral college as well.  Government education strikes again, I guess.
The Heritage Foundation spells out why keeping the electoral college in place is vitally important to our republic here and here.
Anytime I see Americans wanting to tamper with our nation’s founding document, I start getting really nervous.
After all, there is that old saying that goes: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 

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0 responses to “Poll: 62% Want To Eliminate Electoral College

  1. Dave,
    We need to update the caption on the cartoon to “I keep thinking we should have something in the Constitution in case the people are f*cking morons.”

  2. Electoral College helps do just that, prevent appealing to easily-swayed, manipulable mob rule (aka “democracy” for left/liberals) to elect somebody with bad policies that mess things up… although I admit it hasn’t worked well this past election.

  3. I am surprised the poll number isn’t higher; considering true american history isn’t taught in our schools any longer. Us constitution loving americans had better wake up to the fact that some of our own countrymen are acting seditiously against the US. Progressive liberals are trying to undermine and subvert our founding principles at every turn, and our founding documents.

  4. Dave,
    What you are not considering is that the Electoral College was created during the 13 Colonies so that small Rhode Island could “compete” against a State like New York. Now when you look at how many “electoral” college votes Rhode Island has it’s around 2 BUT California has SIX !! WT__?
    You tell that isn’t a scam on the American people and it’s Founders. Either fix it the way it was supposed to be intended or abolish it. p.s. Who are these people and how do they get elected????? Essentially the popular vote doesn’t count ! McCain won the popular vote but Obama won because of electoral college votes ! ……..I wonder why?? Follow the $. What we really need to eliminate is more than 2 terms in Congress or the Senate. No good Ol’Boy networking or at least less of it. Your thoughts??

  5. Support for a national popular vote is strong among Republicans, Democrats, and Independent voters, as well as every demographic group in virtually every state surveyed in recent polls in closely divided Battleground states: CO – 68%, FL – 78%, IA 75%, MI – 73%, MO – 70%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM– 76%, NC – 74%, OH – 70%, PA – 78%, VA – 74%, and WI – 71%; in Small states (3 to 5 electoral votes): AK – 70%, DC – 76%, DE – 75%, ID – 77%, ME – 77%, MT – 72%, NE 74%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM – 76%, OK – 81%, RI – 74%, SD – 71%, UT – 70%, VT – 75%, WV – 81%, and WY – 69%; in Southern and Border states: AR – 80%,, KY- 80%, MS – 77%, MO – 70%, NC – 74%, OK – 81%, SC – 71%, TN – 83%, VA – 74%, and WV – 81%; and in other states polled: CA – 70%, CT – 74%, MA – 73%, MN – 75%, NY – 79%, OR – 76%, and WA – 77%. Americans believe that the candidate who receives the most votes should win.
    The bill has passed 31 state legislative chambers, in 21 small, medium-small, medium, and large states, including one house in AR, CT, DE, DC, ME, MI, NV, NM, NY, NC, and OR, and both houses in CA, CO, HI, IL, NJ, MD, MA, RI, VT, and WA. The bill has been enacted by DC (3), HI (4), IL (19), NJ (14), MD (11), MA (10), CA (55), VT (3), and WA (13). These 9 jurisdictions possess 132 electoral votes — 49% of the 270 necessary to bring the law into effect.


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