Most Americans support using the popular vote to decide U.S. presidents, data shows
Most Americans support using the popular vote and not the electoral college vote to select a president, according to data from the Pew Research Center.
About 63% of Americans support using the popular vote, compared to 35% who would rather keep the electoral college system.
Approval for the popular vote is up from January 2021, when 55% of Americans said they back the change; 43% supported keeping the electoral college at that time.
Opinions on the systems varied sharply according to political party affiliation. 80% of Democrats approve of moving to a...