To be fair, the number of people asked is pretty damn low. But I know I’ve not met anyone who had an issue with voter ID laws. Heck, my mom even said when I was a little kid up north in NJ they had to show ID to vote, and before I was born they showed ID in Pa to vote. I was only old enough to vote in NJ once before I moved, and I remember having to show ID. So I don’t know what the big deal is all of a sudden, other than the libs really need the illegal alien vote. But even most libs I personally know are OK with voter ID.
But a Gallup survey released Monday suggests it is not nearly as controversial among the general public: A whopping 80 percent of those surveyed support laws requiring voters to present ID before casting ballots.
The idea has near-unanimous support among Republicans; 95 percent support voter ID laws. But requiring a photo ID enjoys widespread support among independents (83 percent) and Democrats (63 percent), as well. Non-whites are only 4 percent less likely than whites to support photo ID. And majorities ranging from 73 percent to 84 percent favor it in various geographic regions.
The survey of 1,013 voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
“Since 2012, you’ll have a hard time finding any poll that does not show in the neighborhood of 75, 80 percent in favor of ID,” said Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for the anti-fraud group True the Vote. “In the court of public opinion, voter ID has won.”