Democrats Getting Rich Off of Child Trafficking, Border Crisis
Loose Talk About the End of Everything
When a Cancel Culture Outlet Cancels Jobs, Fanning the Flag Enflamed Fires and...
Democrats Are Stuck With Joe Biden as Their Presidential Nominee
Laughing at Brian Stelter's MAGA-Fascist Fiction
Only Trump Can Launch and Win a War Against the DEI Army
You and What Army, ICC?
Biden Not Fooling Voters on Economy
How Should We Respond to European Recognition of a Palestinian State?
Palestinians and Israelis: A Loathe Story
The Polls Don't Lie: Thousands of People Show Up to Trump Rally In...
Mike Johnson Threatens to Punish ICC If It Proceeds With Israel Arrest Warrants
Joe Biden Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About the Election
Are Some Nonprofits Threatening National Security?
Speaker Mike Johnson Turns Against Democrats

Poll: 80 Percent Support For Voter ID Laws

Yes, some news about North Carolina’s voter ID law isn’t good. Apparently, the state GOP requested data on the voting behaviors between the racial groups and found that black voters rarely (if ever) have a photo ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. So, they crafted a law that would only allow types of identification that are disproportionately used by white voters. Christopher Ingraham of The Washington Post wrote about this find when a federal appeals court struck down the law earlier this month. He called it the “smoking gun” that showed the law’s intent was to disenfranchise black voters. If this is true, it’s obviously not good—and some accountability needs to occur. But the notion of presenting identification prior to voting isn’t alien, nor is it unpopular. Voter ID laws are very popular across party and racial lines; 65 percent of black voter support the concept of voter ID laws, regardless of Democrats trying to frame this as Jim Crow reloaded.


Now, we have Gallup noting that 80 percent of Americans support voter ID laws, which includes 95 percent support among Republicans; 83 percent support with Independents; 63 percent support among Democrats; and 77 percent support among nonwhite voters:

Majorities of Democrats and Republicans support early voting, but the option finds more favor among Democrats (85%) than Republicans (74%).


Studies have shown that voter ID laws reduce voting among blacks and young adults, who tend to vote Democratic. Many Republican leaders and Republican state legislatures have worked to put them into law. While majorities of Republicans and Democrats favor voter ID laws, Republicans (95%) overwhelmingly support them. Democratic support is more tepid, at 63%.


Though many of the arguments for early voting and against voter ID laws frequently cite minorities' voting access, nonwhites' views of the two policies don't differ markedly from those of whites. Seventy-seven percent of nonwhites favor both policies, while whites favor each at 81%. Nonwhites are, however, more likely to support automatic voter registration (71%) than are whites (59%).

Now, the sticky wicket is that while Republicans and Democrats support early voting and voter ID laws, one side strongly favors one policy over the other. Nevertheless, the concept of voter ID laws continues to be popular, or we have a lot of racists in this country.


Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos