Democrats and Hillary Clinton made much of the former presidential candidate’s popular vote victory in the 2016 election, but it turns out a plurality of American voters would rather have President Donald Trump in office after all.
According to a Rasmussen poll released Tuesday, 42% of likely U.S. voters believe the country would be better off if Clinton were president. But 48% of voters disagree, believing the country is better off with Trump as president. Rounding out the poll, 11% of respondents were undecided.
Since Trump upset the former Secretary of State in the 2016 election, Clinton has consistently touted her popular vote victory as reflective of the true feelings of the majority of Americans.
Clinton suggested Saturday, while speaking with husband Bill as part of the “Evening with the Clintons” tour, that the 2016 election had been “stolen” from her.
“I think it’s also critical to understand that, as I’ve been telling candidates who have come to see me, you can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” she told a Los Angeles crowd.