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Poll: Majorities of All Racial Groups Say Voter I.D. Requirements Don’t Discriminate, Integrity Tops Ease of Voting

By Craig Bannister | April 13, 2021 | 3:18pm EDT
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More U.S. likely voters say it’s too easy to vote than say it’s too hard – and majorities say that photo I.D. requirements don’t discriminate and that the integrity of the vote is more important than how easy it is to vote – a new national Rasmussen Reports survey finds.

The national survey of 1,000 U.S. likely voters, conducted April 11-12, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports, also found that majorities of all racial groups share these views:

  • 59% of Blacks, 64% of Whites, and 58% of other minority voters reject the claim that voter ID laws discriminate against some voters.
  • 56% of Blacks, 59% of Whites, and 63% of other minority voters say it is more important to make sure there is no cheating in elections than to make it easier to vote.
  • Blacks (32%-22%), Whites (32%-23%) and other minorities (42%-18%) are all more likely to say it’s “too easy” to vote than to say it’s “too hard.”

For all U.S. likely voters, more say it’s too easy to vote (34%) than think it’s too hard (22%), while 41% think it’s “about right” and 4% are “not sure.”

More than twice as many of all voters say photo I.D. requirements don’t discriminate (62%) as say they do (29%). Another 9% aren’t sure.

Likewise, 60% say “Making sure there is no cheating in elections” is more important than “Making it easier for everybody to vote,” while just 37% say ease of voting takes priority and 3% aren’t sure.

A majority (51%) think it’s either “very likely” (35%) or “somewhat likely” (16%) that “cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.” In contrast, 12% say that’s “not very” likely and 32% call it “not at all” likely, with 4% “not sure.”

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