If you ask Democrats, voter ID laws are “racist.” They’re comparable to “apartheid” and “Jim Crow” and the Holocaust and any other atrocity they can name but clearly are incapable of understanding. To the Left, making sure that the person voting is who they say they are somehow constitutes “voter suppression.” But liberals will be surprised to learn that despite their bellyaching, most Americans want voter ID laws. At the same time, they will be happy to learn that Americans also want early voting.
TheBlaze reports that a Monmouth University survey shows a majority of Americans — 8 in 10 –support voter ID laws. Early voting, a cause championed by Democrats who recently sought to use it to their advantage to hand Joe Biden a victory, is also popular with most Americans — 71 percent. Another surprise was support for mail-in voting, which 69 percent of Americans are behind. This includes a surprising 51 percent of Republicans. Via the report:
A large majority (71%) of the public feels in-person early voting should generally be made easier. Just 16% say it should be made harder. Opinion is more divided on voting by mail – 50% say this should be made easier and 39% say it should be made harder. At the same time, fully 4 in 5 Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. Just 18% oppose this.
Easing in-person early voting access and requiring photo IDs both have bipartisan majority support. Approval of making early voting easier stands at 89% among Democrats, 68% among independents, and 56% among Republicans. Support for requiring a photo ID to vote stands at 62% among Democrats, 87% among independents, and 91% among Republicans. Only Democrats back making voting by mail easier to do, with 84% supporting this idea compared to just 40% of independents and 26% of Republicans.
More than 2 in 3 Americans (69%) support establishing national guidelines to allow vote-by-mail and in-person early voting in federal elections in every state. Just 25% oppose this idea. Support for establishing national voting guidelines on these issues comes from 92% of Democrats, 63% of independents, and 51% of Republicans.
“The poll contains some seemingly conflicting information on voter access. The bottom line seems to be that most Democrats and Republicans want to take the potential for election results to be questioned off the table. The problem, though, is they aren’t likely to agree on how to get there,” says Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
But the problem is that even if Democrats in general want to prevent fraud, Biden and his cronies do not.