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Poll Shows Support for Georgia's New Election Law

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Posted: Apr 06, 2021 5:30 PM
Poll Shows Support for Georgia's New Election Law

Source: Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP

Democrats are outraged at Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) for signing a common-sense voting reform bill. President Joe Biden likened the legislation to "Jim Crow in the 21st-century," while failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams equates the bill to "voter suppression."

The narrative surrounding the bill, driven by Democrats, is not reflective of the contents, though. The newly-signed law expands voting accessibility, via early and weekend voting, while also implementing barriers to entry to combat voter fraud. Kemp says that the law is intended to "make it easier to vote" and "harder to cheat" in his state. 

A new poll conducted over the weekend shows that voters share Kemp's sentiment about the law. A Morning Consult survey of 2,220 adults found that 42 percent of respondents support the law, versus 36 percent who oppose. 

While this poll shows that voters favor the measures within the bill, corporations have begun to boycott the Peach State in protest of the voting reforms. Kemp has made it clear that he will not back down to outrage from Democratic lawmakers, partisan activists, or corporations spreading false narratives about the bill.