Poll: Nearly half of Trump voters think he won the popular vote

Poll: Nearly half of Trump voters think he won the popular vote

Nearly half of those who voted for President Trump during the 2016 presidential race incorrectly think he won the popular vote, according to a new survey.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll out early Wednesday found that 49 percent of Trump voters think he won the popular vote, compared to just 40 percent who think Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low The Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House MORE won it.  

A majority of all voters, 59 percent, thinks Clinton won the popular vote, compared to 29 percent who think Trump got more votes. The Democratic nominee actually won the popular vote last year by almost 2.9 million votes.

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Nearly three-quarters of voters, 72 percent, think Trump won the Electoral College, compared with just 14 percent who say Clinton won.

The poll was conducted from July 20 to 24 among 3,981 registered voters. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.

The poll comes after Kris Kobach, the GOP Kansas secretary of state and vice chairman of Trump's voter fraud panel, said earlier this month the country "may never know" if Clinton actually won the popular vote.