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popular vote

Syllabification: pop·u·lar vote

Definition of popular vote in English:

noun

1An act of voting by the electorate of a country or area: the cabinet and parliament must now debate the initiative before it goes to a popular vote
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  • In a 1968 Gallup survey, 81% of Americans favored a direct popular vote, 12% favored retention, and 7% had no opinion.
  • The percentage of them in the Senate has risen to more than one-third, about the same proportion as it was before senators began being elected by popular vote in 1913.
  • When a president is elected to office by popular vote, campaigns are similar to those in the United States: highly personalized, media driven and candidate-centered.
1.1 (the popular vote) The choice expressed through the votes cast by the electorate: the party won 26.6% of the popular vote he could win the electoral vote and lose the popular vote
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  • Lindbergh got 57 per cent of the popular vote and, in an electoral sweep, carried 46 states.
  • The politicians would have had to fear the popular vote, since it was highly unlikely that survey research and referendum results would have been incongruent.
  • For the dependent variable, we use the difference in the shares of the popular vote between the incumbent party and the challenging party in the general election for President of the United States.

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