The message that asking people to show an ID when voting is a tool of the racist devil doesn’t appear to have percolated too well down the ranks.
A Marist poll shows 83 percent of non-whites support Voter ID as opposed to 82 percent of whites. In a poll with an 11 percent black and 15 percent Latino composition, that suggests higher margins of minorities support Voter ID.
Interestingly enough there’s no racial breakdown for the question. “Do you think it would be a good idea if the laws were changed to require identification to vote”, the way that there is for other questions. It’s just divided into whites and non-whites.
But even worse news is that a majority of those who identify as liberal or very liberal support Voter ID by 65% to 33%. Democrats support it by 72%.
There is no majority opposition by gender, race, age, income or any other breakdown. Solid majorities support it in every category because it’s just common sense.
And it’s an issue that Republicans ought to move forward on.