Amid still-simmering skepticism among some over the results of the 2020 presidential election, a new poll reveals the vast majority of American voters believe that efforts need to be made to curb electoral fraud, as the Washington Examiner reports.
According to a recent survey from Rasmussen Reports, 90% of respondents indicated their belief that it is “important” to put a stop to cheating, even though that number included many who did not think that outcome-determinative fraud occurred last November.
In a development certain to dash the hopes of Democrats everywhere, 74% of survey participants indicated support for voter identification requirements, agreeing with the sentiment that such rules represent a “reasonable measure” for combating cheating at the polls.
Further undermining liberals’ contention that identification requirements are disguised attempts to prevent minorities from voting, 60% of poll respondents agreed with the assertion that those fighting against identity verification as a prerequisite for voting are doing so in order to facilitate cheating, as the Examiner further noted.
This is far from the first time that national polling has dealt a similar blow to progressive opposition to voter identification and electoral integrity measures passed in a number of states across the nation in recent months.
A Monmouth University poll released in late June found that 80% of respondents believe that voters should be required to present photo identification prior to casting a ballot, creating a potential electoral dilemma for Democrats who continue to push the narrative that such rules are racist attempts to skew outcomes.
Despite the clear preference among the American electorate for this seemingly simple and straightforward safeguard, Democrats continue their uphill fight for sweeping election reforms that would preclude it, such as those found in the so-called “For the People Act” in the House and its upper chamber counterpart, S.1.
Perhaps finally acknowledging the will of the people on this issue and the resulting political problem for his party, House Majority Whip. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) suggested earlier this summer that he could potentially get behind a voter identification compromise sought by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), though it is unclear whether he would be able to convince colleagues in sufficient number to do the same.
The reality of the matter is that Americans from all walks of life understand that if a valid ID is necessary to purchase beer, open a bank account, or board a flight, it should also be required before exercising the sacred right to select the nation’s leaders, and no amount of propaganda from the left appears likely to change that.