RALEIGH – The latest Civitas poll has found that a large majority of likely North Carolina unaffiliated voters continue to support legislation requiring voters to show a photo ID.
The full text of the question is below.
Would you support or oppose an election law that would require voters to show a valid photo ID before casting their ballot?
2013 2016 2017
64% 74% 71% Total Support
34% 24% 27% Total Oppose
53% 63% 56% Strongly Support
11% 10% 15% Somewhat Support
9% 7% 11% Somewhat Oppose
25% 17% 17% Strongly Oppose
2% 2% 1% Don’t Know/ No Opinion
— — 1% Refused
Civitas Elections Policy Analyst Susan Myrick said, “There is nothing surprising about the overwhelming support unaffiliated voters show for voter ID legislation. Most North Carolinians want the integrity of North Carolina’s elections protected, including unaffiliated voters, who are the most rapidly growing voting bloc in our state.”
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This poll surveyed 400 registered, likely, unaffiliated voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.90%. This survey was taken August 7-8, 2017.
All results from this poll will be released at the Civitas Unaffiliated Poll Breakfast on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown. Register and find more information here.
To arrange an interview with Susan Myrick, email Demi Dowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 747-8064.
Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government.
Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.