73% of Black Americans Say Photo I.D. Voter Requirement Needed for Fair Elections
National survey of 1,000 U.S. likely voters conducted in April
Joe Biden and Democrats argue voter I.D. requirements, such as Georgia’s new election integrity law, discriminate against minorities.
But according to 73% of Black voters and 81% of other non-White voters, voter I.D is necessary to ensure fair and secure elections, a new Rasmussen survey finds.
In a national survey of 1,000 U.S. likely voters conducted in April, Rasmussen asked:
Are laws requiring voters to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote necessary to “a fair and secure election process”?
75% (three-fourths) of all U.S. voters said requiring a photo I.D. to vote is a necessity.
19% disagreed, and 6% were “not sure.”
Three-time as many Black voters support (73%) as oppose (24%) requiring a photo I.D.
Other non-White voters' support (81%) is more than six times higher than opposition (13%).
The requirement is favored 74%-19% among White voters.
Rasmussen asked the following question in regard to the boycotts against states that require voters to provide identification:
Some people have called for a boycott of businesses in Georgia, which recently passed an election law requiring voters to show identification.
Do you support or oppose such a boycott?
More voters (50%) said they were against boycotts than those who approved (37%).
3 percent were uncertain.
69% of those who were against voter I.D said they support boycotts of states that impose I.D. requirements.
Other groups supporting boycotts included self-described liberals (52%) and those earning more than $200,000 a year (53%).
Rasmussen's findings are supported by a national survey of U.S. voters conducted by the Honest Election Project, revealing that 77% support voter I.D. requirements, including strong majorities of blacks (64%) and Hispanics (78%).
The survey also found 64% of voters "want to strengthen voting safeguards to prevent fraud, rather than eliminate them to make voting 'easier.'"