Majority of voters from all parties support term limits and abolishing the Electoral College

January 18, 2013
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Gallup released findings in their newest poll today with a majority of Americans supporting term limits for members of Congress, and abolishing the Electoral College.

75 percent of those surveyed support placing term limits on the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. In contrast, only 21 percent oppose term limits. The results sweep across party lines, with all parties supporting term limits.

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63 percent of those surveyed would abolish the Electoral College and strictly go by the popular vote during Presidential elections. In contrast, only 29 percent support the Electoral vote.  This also includes the majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents.

The timing of this poll is interesting. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has stated that he wants to rig the Electoral College so that when Republicans lose they still might “win.”

JS Online reports:

Gov. Scott Walker recently said he was intrigued by the notion of Wisconsin divvying up its electoral votes by congressional district, but that he had not made up his mind on whether to back the idea. If such a system had been in place in November, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney would have evenly split Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, rather than having all of them go to Obama.

I have a great idea! One vote, one person — Corporations nor unions are people. Only votes count, no gerrymandering. Americans vote for the candidate of their choosing and that vote counts. I must be crazy.

Oh, and limit donations. Even crazier!

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  • Swampfox

    I would be against abolishing the EC. If it was a popular vote, all future candidates for pres and VP would come from CA, NY, TX, FL. If the popular vote was close there would have to be a recount in every precinct in the nation.

  • dawgsbtr

    I’m for the abolishing the electoral college but it would take an Amendment to the Constitution And we all know how difficult that is. It would stop anyone from trying to rig the electoral college. Not too big on term limits we have elections for that.

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