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Poll: Preventing Election Cheating More Important Than Expanding Vote

Poll: Preventing Election Cheating More Important Than Expanding Vote
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By    |   Wednesday, 14 April 2021 05:59 PM

Preventing cheating in elections is more important than expanding ways to vote, according to a majority of likely voters, who by a large margin also believe voter identification laws are not discriminatory, according to a Rasmussen poll.

Moreover, most Americans now believe cheating in November helped Joe Biden win the presidency, including a majority of non-affiliated voters.

The Rasmussen poll released Tuesday noted that, of 1,000 likely voters surveyed on Sunday and Monday, 60% thought it was more important to protect against voter fraud than the 37% who felt it was more important to make it easier to vote.

The issue has gained notoriety since late March when the state of Georgia enacted new voting regulations that among other things require identification for absentee ballots. Democrats, including Biden, have characterized the laws as racist, while Republicans have portrayed the new laws as a common-sense way of ensuring voting integrity.

Several large corporations have taken political positions against the law, such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, and Major League Baseball moved its annual exhibition All-Star Game from Truist Park in suburban Atlanta to Denver.

Interestingly, 51% now say “cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election,” a 4% increase from those that thought similarly two weeks after the Nov. 3 vote. That includes 35% who think it was “very likely.”

As for voting laws, a little more than a fifth, only 22%, believe is too difficult to vote; 34% said it’s too easy; and 41% say the balance is about right.

Racially, all groups consider eradicating cheating paramount, including 59% of whites, 56% of Blacks and 63% of other minority voters.

Additionally, 64% of whites, 59% of Blacks and 58% of other minority voters dismiss claims that a requirement of identification to vote discriminates against certain groups of voters.

Further, 75% believe requiring photo identification to vote – such as a driver’s license – is necessary for a “fair and secure election process.”

However, 61% of Democrats say it is more important to make it easier to vote. Only 15% of Republicans and 34% of unaffiliated voters believe the dame.

The poll conducted by Pulse Opinion Research had a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

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