Assignment 5A: Gallup Polls Reviewing the Gallup website, one of the polls that spikes my attention is “U.S. Spending Returns to More Typical Levels in August”. The poll takes a look into the daily spending habits of Americans, on average. The spending amounts excludes most major purchases and household bills; it focuses on discretionary income. In July of 2016, the average daily amount that was spent was one hundred US dollars.
But only about 29 percent of the voters in each camp said they strongly support their candidates, and some 22 percent said that they chose their presidential hopefuls for dislike of the other party or candidate. As many as 82 percent men and 76 percent women, including Republicans, Democrats, and independents, are ready to elect a woman for president, which amounts to double the number of people who wanted to vote for a woman president some twenty years ago. A recent Bloomberg national poll showed a 12-point gap between Clinton and Trump, with 49 percent of Americans favoring Clinton over Trump (37 percent). "Clinton has a number of advantages in this poll, in addition to her lead," said pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey. "Her supporters are more enthusiastic than Trump 's and more voters overall see her becoming a more appealing candidate than say that for Trump."
There are some states though that do require this. These requirements fall into two categories: Electors that are bound by state law and those bound by pledges to political parties. Electors must comply to these pledges, otherwise they would become “faithless Electors” and might be subject to fines or their vote might be disqualified and replaced by a substitute Elector’s. Electors cast their votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December after the Presidential election. After they’ve voted, Electors must create six Certificates of Vote.
t 's said we all have one vote no matter how rich, poor, tall, short, smart, or uninformed, we get one vote and elections are the great equalizer as everybody is reduced to "one vote." (Wrong) When it comes to the US presidential elections, some voters have more influence than others. When we vote, we aren’t voting for the President. We are voting to encourage our state’s Electoral College members to vote a certain way. And if the past and current elections hold, it looks like one candidate will win the electoral vote while another wins the popular vote as we saw in the 2017 election.
Al Gore received more votes than George Bush. – True Based on the election updates, establishing later in two thousand, although it eliminated steps and measures to resolve the discrepancy that Al Gore received Five hundred and fourth thousand > George Bush, however by receiving <votes than Al Gore logically Al Gore should have held the Presidency. Therefore, Al Gore was elected President of the United States. –
For the Democratic party, the super delegate is usually a high ranking individual such as a senator, speaker of the house (if he/she is a Democrat), minority leader (if he/she is a Democrat), past president, etc. From my understanding, super delegates are allowed to vote for anybody at the convention, it doesn’t matter what the people in the primary voted, the super delegate can vote anyway they like. For this reason, I oppose the concept of super delegates in our presidential primary process because it puts too much power in the hands of a few individuals vs. the actual voice of the people and it allows for too much corruption. In a general election, you and I vote for president from the ballot we are given and the candidate we desire, but
The United States worldwide Presidential Election was on November 7, 2000 with the contestants George W. Bush and Al Gore. Both candidates were very popular to the world but it seemed that Al Gore was much more popular in a different way. In the election, Al Gore received 50,998,442 votes while Bush was behind him with 50,449,494 votes. That is about 548,948 less than Gore had. There were many undervotes in majority of the states with this election and more than one hundred million people voted out of each state and made it an extremely close election.
In this case Donald Trump passed 270 electoral college votes but Hillary Clinton received more popular votes. Even though there have been immediate reactions by the opponents of the Electoral College demanding its abolition , it is unlikely that such major change is about to happen. Looking back to history, it has been very difficult to get the necessary support in the Congress in order to try to change the traditional
“The Electoral College was created by the Founders because they did not trust people enough to allow them to directly elect the president.” Since the majority of the American people had limited education and communication, the founders felt the “average voter lacked the information to be an informed, unbiased judge of candidates for presidency.” Therefore when voters cast their ballot, the college reviews the peoples’ choices and then decides which of their preferences are best. (Lenz and Holman, 87) Many people feel that this system is undemocratic because they are not able to directly vote for their candidate and because the winner of the popular vote can lose the electoral vote. This happened in the 2000 presidential election between George
In 2012 218,959,000 people were eligible to vote and only 126,144,000 actually voted this outcome shows people don 't have belief their vote counts due to previous acts of the Electoral College. These non-voters adopting the mindset that they don’t matter or don’t count in the bigger picture; 13.4% 218,959,000 of these people not voting simply did not care on voting. The number one reason for people not voting is them believing their vote does not count and the Electoral College chooses the president either way. The concept of how the Electoral College works is not widely talked about it is mostly seen as being complex and people saying their vote doesn’t count anyways. This influences many voters to not even put up with registering to vote or ever voting at all.
Every four years, on the first Tuesday in November, millions of American citizens go to the polls and vote indirectly for their President. However, the actual election takes place in December and only 538 people are involved and this small group is called the Electoral College. This paper will explain and analyze the voting process of the US president, mainly focusing on the Electoral College. The US Constitution was forged 200 hundred years ago in which the “founding father” divided the process of electing the President and Vice President in two-step systems; by which people will cast their votes, then these votes will convene to a small group, Electoral College. These groups of people would eventually meet state by state after the election; where they would cast their vote and elect the next US President.
To be clear, the two numbers do not necessarily indicate causation, and there could be several other factors attributed. However, what cannot be debated is the same Pew Research Center study found a majority (Both, Democrats and Republicans) believe money has a greater influence on politics today, and the high cost of presidential campaigns discourages good candidates. (Desilver & Van Kessel, 2015). The sentiment of voters is clear, big money has permeated campaigns to an unacceptable degree. To illustrate, Super PACs made $65 million in expenditures in 2010, $608 million in 2012, and $339 for the 2014 mid-term elections (Desilver & Van Kessel, 2015).
It’s been like this since the mid-1970’s, in fact during the 2008 elections Barack had 43% of the white voters which was the highest a democrat’s ever had since Jimmy Carter in 1976. This is where identity politics come in. With this I am in no way saying that Obama’s race had anything to do with victory he obtained in 2008, but, it might’ve. I’ll borrow this small paragraph from the wall street journal’s website written by Carl Bialik to better explain: “How did president-elect Barack Obama win the election? Not by transcending race, but because of his race, according to an article published by a pair of Massachusetts Institute of Technology political scientists in the Boston Review.
In the electoral college, however, California has 55 representatives and Vermont has 3, meaning that California only has about 18 times more representation. This encourages presidential candidates to not only focus on the big states during their campaigns, as to increase their chance of being elected. Another problem with getting rid of the electoral vote is that maybe the population vote won’t be entirely correct. This could be caused by flawed ballots or a technology
Presidential Election Being liked by the whole nation and having more total votes than any one else running doesn’t necessarily mean you will become president. You could be winning the American vote but not win the presidential election. Creating a chance for the loser in total votes to actually win the election. It is not impossible to not win the peoples vote but win the election. In fact, 4 out of the last 56 elections have had the outcome go towards the loser in votes but just won the right electoral votes.