Majority of Americans in Favor of Stronger Voter ID Laws, New Poll Shows

A new poll commissioned by the RNC and conducted by former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, undoubtedly shows that Americans support implementation of stricter voting laws, including voter ID requirements and restrictions on accepting ballots after Election Day, The Post reports.

According to the poll with a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percent – phone survey conducted June 8-June 13 with 800 registered voters- 80 percent of believe verifying voter ID “is an important security measure,” while 89 percent are in favor of “purging voter rolls” after individuals have died or are no longer registered in previous areas they resided in.

In addition to stronger voter ID laws, 78 percent of voters polled said they support signature verification, chain of custody controls, bipartisan observers overseeing counting and “cleaning up voter rolls.” Around 71 percent do not believe ballots should be accepted after Election day and 87 percent are against “ballot harvesting.”

According to 66 percent of participants, early-voting ballots should be counted as they are received, with 18 percent disagreeing with that while 53 percent believe special voting measures put in place due to the pandemic should be lifted now.

Among the participants in the survey, 31 percent identified as Democrats, 29 percent as Republicans, and 36 percent as independents.

The new polling comes in a time when states – including Florida, Georgia and Arizona- are passing stricter voting laws with top Democrats claiming it’s a power grab to disenfranchise voters and Republicans advocating election reforms.

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