In blow to Democrats, new poll shows vast majority favor requiring Voter I.D. to cast a ballot

In a blow to Democrats, a new NPR/PBS/Marist poll shows nearly 80% favor requiring photo ID being a prerequisite for casting a ballot.

Progressive Democrats have argued that the requirement for photo ID to vote can lead to impoverished minority-heavy communities being disenfranchised.

Per Newsmax:

94% of Republicans say Americans should show government-issued photo identification before voting, 5% say they should not.

57% of Democrats say government-issued photo ID should be shown by voters, compared to 39% who disagree.

83% of independents favor government-issued ID for voters, while 16% disagree.

78% of white voters are in favor of government-issued ID for those casting ballots compared to 20% who are not.

81% of nonwhite voters favor government-issued IDs for those casting ballots, while 17% do not.

56% say they are more concerned with making sure everyone who wants to vote can do so, while 41% they’re more concerned with making sure that no one votes who is not eligible.

29% of Republicans said they are more concerned with making sure everyone who wants to vote can do so, compared to 72% say they are more concerned with making certain no one votes who is not eligible.

85% of Democrats say they are more concerned with making sure everyone who wants to vote can do so, while 12% say they are more concerned with making certain no one votes who is not eligible.

52% of independents say they are more concerned with making sure everyone who wants to vote can do so, compared to 47% who are more concerned with making certain that no one votes who is not eligible.