Nearly 73 percent of likely voters say they agree that state and local voter ID laws that require voters to provide proof of lawful registration are a good idea, and Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have an advantage over Democrats on the issue.
The results are from a new poll conducted for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies. It was taken Sept. 7-11 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 2.99 percentage points.
“The vast majority of Americans across the political spectrum support voter identification laws that guarantee people are lawfully registered to vote,” said pollster Fritz Wenzel in his analysis.
“What I think is rather amazing is that about one out of four say they do not believe they are a good idea. Among Democrats, 36 percent said they don’t like voter ID laws, and 24 percent of independents said they feel the same way. Minorities were much more likely than white voters to feel such laws were a bad idea, including 33 percent of blacks, 37 percent of Hispanics, and 32 percent of other minorities,” he said.