What are the arguments for using the popular vote instead of the Electoral College?

What are the arguments for using the popular vote instead of the Electoral College? What are the arguments for using the Electoral College instead of the popular vote? According to recent public opinion polls, do Americans favor keeping or abolishing the Electoral College (identify which groups support which position)? What are some of the current proposals for reforming the Electoral College? Why is it unlikely that the U.S. will switch to a popular vote? Do you think the Electoral College should be maintained in its current form, reformed in some way, or replaced by the national popular vote?