Democrats are out of touch again, imagine that. In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s electoral college loss to Donald Trump, some Democrats have been scrambling to introduce legislation to do away with the electoral college. Naturally, the left wouldn’t care at all if states such as California and New York decided presidential elections. They sneer and look down their noses at people in flyover country.
Their crusade to rid the country of the electoral college is going to be more difficult. Recent polling shows support for the electoral college has spiked sharply since 2011.
Americans’ support for keeping the Electoral College system for electing presidents has increased sharply. Weeks after the 2016 election, 47% of Americans say they want to keep the Electoral College, while 49% say they want to amend the Constitution to allow for a popular vote for president. In the past, a clear majority favored amending the U.S. Constitution to replace the Electoral College with a popular vote system.
Some of that shift can be attributed to increased Republican support in the wake of the election results; it’s not like it spiked in the last year. The change shows the line of support growing steadily, and fast, over the previous five years.
The bottom line is, the electoral college is not going anywhere. The same states Democrats sneer at, are needed in order to amend the constitution and there is no way Wyoming and Idaho for example, are going to amend the constitution because Barbara Boxer and Charlie Rangel want to do it.