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A PPP survey of Nebraska voters conducted on January 26–27, 2011, showed 67% overall support for a national popular vote for President.

In a second question presenting a three-way choice among various methods of awarding Nebraska’s electoral votes,

16% favored the statewide winner-take-all system (i.e., awarding all five of Nebraska’s electoral votes to the candidate who receives the most votes statewide);
27% favored Nebraska’s current system of awarding electoral votes by congressional district; and
57% favored a national popular vote.

In a third question, 39% of voters think that changing the method by which Nebraska awards its electoral votes should be a high priority for the Nebraska Legislature in 2011, while 61% said that it should not.

The first question was: "How do you think we should elect the President: Should it be the candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states, or the current Electoral College system?"

On the first question, support for a national popular vote, by political affiliation was 78% among Democrats, 62% among Republicans, and 63% among others.
By congressional district, support for a national popular vote was 65% in the First congressional district, 66% in the Second district (which voted for Obama in 2008); and 72% in the Third District.
By gender, support for a national popular vote was 76% among women and 59% among men.
By age, support for a national popular vote, 73% among 18–29 year-olds, 67% among 30–45 year-olds, 65% among 46–65 year-olds, and 69% among those older than 65.

The second question was: "Do you prefer a system where the candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states on a nationwide basis is elected President, or one like in Nebraska where electoral voters are dispensed by Congressional district, or one in which all of Nebraska's electoral votes would be given to the statewide winner?"

In the second question, support by political affiliation was as follows:

Candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states
65% 53% R 51% Other
Nebraska’s current district system 26% 27% 32%
Statewide winner-take-all system 9% 20% 17%
In the second question, support by congressional district was as follows:

First district Second district Third District
Candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states
53% 58% 59%
Nebraska’s current district system 26% 31% 26%
Statewide winner-take-all system 21% 12% 15%

The third question was "Do you think that changing the method by which Nebraska awards its electoral votes should be a high priority for the Nebraska Legislature in 2011?"

On the third question, by political affiliation, the percentage of voters who thought that changing the method by which Nebraska awards its electoral votes should be a high priority for the Legislature in 2011 was 38% among Democrats, 42% among Republicans, and 30% among others.
By congressional district, the percentage of voters who thought that changing the electoral method should be a high priority for the Legislature was 37% in the First congressional district, 42% in the Second district (which voted for Obama in 2008); and 38% in the Third District.

The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 1/2%.

http://nationalpopularvote.com/resources/NE-Poll-Results-Jan-2011.pdf

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