More than three-quarters of likely voters think voter ID laws are needed in the United States, according to the results of a new survey.
The Rasmussen Reports poll
found that 76 percent of people want the laws in place. Thirty-four states currently have voter ID laws at the polls.
Some Democrats want the laws removed because they think they're a form of discrimination, while conservatives would like them to remain in place — and want to see the remaining states enact similar laws.
Public support for voter ID laws was at 78 percent in 2006.
The Rasmussen data shows that 56 percent of Democrats support voter ID laws, compared to 92 percent of Republicans.
Further, voter ID laws have the support of 78 percent of people not affiliated with one of the major political parties, according to the Rasmussen figures.
In March 2014,
a similar Rasmussen survey found that 78 percent of likely voters backed voter ID laws at the polls. That figure was seven percentage points higher than it was in 2013.
In North Carolina,
the State Board of Elections is examining its voter ID laws and was scheduled to hold a public meeting about them Wednesday evening.
Nevada, meanwhile, could be on the verge of becoming the next state to adopt voter ID laws at polling places, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Legal action is underway in Wisconsin and Ohio to get rid of voter ID laws, and Hillary Clinton will reportedly address voting rights
in a speech Thursday in Houston, Texas.
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