Skip to comments.Most in U.S. would scrap Electoral College
Posted on 10/24/2011 9:42:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Most Americans say they would amend the Constitution to swap the Electoral College with a popular-vote system to elect the president, a poll indicates.
Sixty-two percent of Americans prefer replacing the Electoral College and 35 percent would keep the current method for electing presidents, results from a Gallup poll released Monday indicated.
For the first time since the disputed 2000 presidential election, the majority of Republicans said they favor amending the Constitution, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.
That year, Democrat Al Gore won the national popular vote but Republican George W. Bush wound up with more electoral votes and was elected.
Those who advocate abolishing the Electoral College said they thought the system puts undue emphasis on a small number of swing states, Gallup said. Americans generally agree that the United States should adopt a system in which the popular vote prevails.
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Apparently 62% of the US population are dumbasses!....red
then most don’t understand what it’s there for.
I’m sorry to say that many Americans would scrap their Republic altogether in exchange for some magic beans.
Count me as one who is against mob rule. Democracy by itself sucks.
This poll was conducted nationwide by telephone to 1006 people who actually answered the phone.
What does the statement mean ...the majority of Republicans said they favor amending the Constitution, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said...???
Were they really Republicans? Do they mean amending the Constitution in general, or specifically changing the rule about the Electoral College?
The Electoral College is the only thing that stands between a republic and dictatorial tyranny...........
Geez. Eventually, enough people will be brainwashed to scrape it and the Constitution.
Man ... there sure is a lot of dumbasses in this country
We actually need to go the other way - and repeal the 17th Amendment
Keep the Electorial college but seats should be decided by majority winner in each congressional district. If there is not a majority, then a run off is held between the top two candidates.
The remaining two seats per should be alloted to he majority winner of the state. If there is no majority winner, the two seats are split between the two top canidates.
Manufactured lies pushed as polling.
fixed it to what it might as well read.
If you want the inhabitants of New York, LA, & Chicago to elect your leader, then have at it. I live in a small southern town. I have little, if anything, in common with these people.
NPV is a high speed route to revolt.
That’s about right.
62% of Americans favor a mobocracy over a representative republic.
What could go wrong?
Waiting for the day James Madison rises from the dead, and bitch-slaps everyone who favors repeal of the Electoral College.
Repealing the 17th amendment would help the republic a lot.
Too many Americans think they live in or want to live in a democracy.
For nearly a hundred years the media and politicians have spoken of the US as a democracy,fought wars “to make the world safe for democracy”,”spread democracy” and other mistakes.
Democracy is nothing more than mob rule!!
I have heard many Americans say “majority rules” which is .of course democracy,not the republic which guarentees all basic rights regardless of the current popular opinion.
The Electoral College was adopted to prevent the larger states such as California, New York, etc. from dictating to the states with smaller voters, such as the midwest which is farm land. Hitlery was pushing this way back when Gore lost.