Sixty-two percent of likely American voters, including a majority of Black voters, do not believe requiring photo ID to voter is discriminatory, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released on Tuesday.
Democrats have argued Georgia’s recent voting reform bill that requires voter to show proof of a photo ID are a form of suppression. However, the left’s arguments do not represent the majority of voters, regardless of party affiliation or ethnic background.
“Do laws requiring photo identification at the polls discriminate against some voters?” the survey, taken April 11-12 among 1,000 likely U.S. voters, asked.
Nearly two-thirds of all respondents (62 percent) said no, 29 percent said yes, and nine percent indicated they remain unsure. Fifty-nine percent of Black voters agreed that requiring photo ID at the polls is not discriminatory, and 58 percent of those who did not identify as either black or white agreed.
Republicans were more likely than Democrats to agree. Seventy-nine percent of Republicans say voter ID is not discriminatory, compared to 46 percent of Democrats who disagreed.
Surprisingly, concerns regarding election fraud remain high. “A majority (51%) of voters believe it is likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 35% who say it’s Very Likely cheating affected the election.”
In addition to the controversy surrounding Georgia’s voting reform measure, the House recently passed H.R. 1, called the For the People Act, along party lines. The legislation seeks to nationalize elections, removing the ability of states to choose their own election measures.
Several states have legislation regarding voting reform in development, making the issue even more controversial as the power struggle between state and federal levels continue.
The full survey is available here.