Despite the relentless Democrat assertions that state-level attempts to bolster election security are the reincarnation of Jim Crow, a new poll obtained by the New York Post reveals that 78% of Americans support strong voter identification requirements.
The poll at issue was conducted at the behest of the Republican National Committee and was overseen by former Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway and comes on the heels of a wave among state legislatures to implement significant election reforms that include voter ID requirements, restrictions on ballot harvesting, and more.
According to the Post, the survey included 800 registered voters and was taken over the period spanning June 8 through June 13. The respondents were comprised of 31% self-identified Democrats, 29% Republicans, and 36% independents, and the poll had a +/- 3.9% margin of error.
The takeaways from the poll represent some startlingly bad news for Democrats, given their insistence that initiatives in a growing number of states to tighten election processes are little more than disguised attempts to deny minorities access to the franchise.
According to the results, 80% of respondents agreed with the statement that voter ID “is an important security measure,” and nearly 90% expressed agreement with “purging voter rolls” of individuals who are deceased or no longer live within the precincts in which they were initially registered.
The disappointments for Democrats did not stop there, as 78% of participants also indicated a desire for the implementation of signature verification, bipartisan election observers to oversee ballot counting, and greater chain of custody safeguards. Over 70% of respondents said ballots should not be accepted once Election Day has passed, and 87% expressed their opposition to ballot harvesting.
This is not the first indication of widespread support among the electorate for stronger voter ID requirements, as a Monmouth University survey also revealed last month that 80% of its respondents expressed support for the proposition that voters should present a valid form of identification before casting a ballot, as the Federalist noted.
Despite the overwhelming support for election integrity measures such as voter ID requirements, Democrats continue in their tone-deaf insistence that such rules are far too onerous – not to mention discriminatory – when it comes to minority voters. Just last week, Vice President Kamala Harris touted a $25 million expansion of the Democrat National Committee’s “I Will Vote” campaign, designed to “fight back” against state laws such as the one enacted in Georgia earlier this year.
Fortunately, these survey results show that Democrats will face a difficult uphill battle when it comes to convincing most Americans that while a valid ID may be required to board a flight, pick up a prescription, or obtain a driver’s license, it is asking too much to demand the same verification at the polls.