AP poll: 72% of Americans support requiring ID to vote

A new AP-NORC poll released Friday shows an overwhelming amount of American support requiring identification to vote.

“Voter identification requirements are supported by 72% of the public. That popularity is largely driven by support from Republicans, 91% of whom support a requirement that all voters provide photo identification in order to cast their ballot,” the AP-NORC poll reads.

72% of Americans support requiring photo ID—including 56% of Democrats and 91% of Republicans.

53% of Americans believe people should be able to register and vote on the same day at a polling place. This was supported by 38% of Republicans and 60% of Democrats.

“More than half of Americans support all the reforms asked about except for automatically sending a mail-in ballot to every registered voter. Large partisan differences exist among each of these measures. Other than voter identification requirements, none of the reforms receive majority support from Republicans,” the poll found.

“The nationwide poll was conducted March 25-29, 2021 using the AmeriSpeak® Panel, the probability-based panel of NORC at the University of Chicago. Online and telephone interviews using landlines and cell phones were conducted with 1,166 adults. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.6 percentage points.”

See the full results here.