Voter Identification laws - Washington Post poll July 7-19, 2012

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Almost three-quarters of all Americans support the idea that people should have to show photo identification to vote, even though they are nearly as concerned about voter suppression as they are about fraud in presidential elections, according to a new Washington Post poll.

Poll Questions

Q: How much have you heard or read about some states putting in place new photo-identification requirements for voters -- a lot, some, not much or nothing at all?

Q: In your view, should voters in the United States be required to show official, government-issued photo identification -- such as a driver’s license -- when they cast ballots on Election Day, or shouldn't they have to do this?

Q: Do you think voter fraud – that is, people voting who are not eligible to do so, or voters casting multiple ballots -- is a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem in presidential elections?

Q: Do you think voter suppression – that is, eligible voters taken off registration lists or denied the right to vote -- is a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem in presidential elections?

Q: Overall, which concerns you more, the potential for (voter fraud) or the potential for (denying eligible voters the right to vote)?

Q: To what extent, if at all, do you think SUPPORT for voter identification laws is based on genuine interest in fair elections

Q: To what extent, if at all, do you think SUPPORT for voter identification laws is based on an effort to boost one political party over another

Q: To what extent, if at all, do you think OPPOSITION to voter identification laws is based on genuine interest in fair elections

Q: To what extent, if at all, do you think OPPOSITION to voter identification laws is based on an effort to boost one political party over another

Q: Are you a U.S. citizen, or not?

Q: Do you plan to vote in the upcoming presidential election, or not?

Q: Do you think you'll vote in person on Election Day, at an early voting location or by mail or absentee ballot?

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