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An electoral college edge? How Trump could again lose the popular vote and win

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Trump is an unpopular president – but experts say the electoral college system puts him in a good place for a second termDonald Trump has the dubious distinction of being the only US president since Gallup began tracking presidential approval ratings in 1938 to have been permanently “under water” – he has never been viewed favorably by half or more of the American electorate.Trump should, by historical precedent, be looking at a thumping defeat in the 2020 presidential election. But political scientists and strategists have told the Guardian that he could be thrown a re-election lifeline thanks to the country’s quirky approach to democracy in the form of the electoral college. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/12/trump-electoral-college-2020-election-popular-vote

Author : Ed Pilkington in New York

Publish date : 2020-01-12 08:00:31

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