Just over seven in 10 - 71% - say in-person early voting ahead of Election Day should be made easier.
Overall, half of those questioned support making it easier to vote by mail, with 39% urging that it be made harder. At the same time, fully 4 in 5 Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. That includes 89% of Democrats, 68% of independents and 56% of Republicans. Support for requiring a photo ID to vote stands at 62% among Democrats, 87% among independents, and 91% among Republicans. "It's just a bad idea". "But we had the largest turnout in the history of the United States [in 2020] and states are in charge of voting in America". Just 25% oppose this idea.
"I hope not", Graham replied before insisting that there are other bipartisan issues that Republicans will support.
"The poll contains some seemingly conflicting information on voter access".
"Think about this: In the aftermath of an insurrection, with our democracy on the line and numerous same Republican senators going along with the notion that somehow there were irregularities and problems with legitimacy in our most recent election, they're suddenly afraid to even talk about these issues and figure out a solution on the floor of the Senate", Obama said.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer went after former President Donald Trump in a Senate floor speech Monday, saying his false claims about the election are singularly fueling Republican voting laws across the country. Some Democrats and media pundits have gone so far as accusing Republicans in these states of implementing "Jim Crow 2.0".
Fourteen states where Republicans control the state government have passed into law measures tightening voting access rules. Many states altered voting rules to make it easier to vote by absentee ballot and mail.
The controversy over election integrity has been inflamed by Trump's repeated claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent and that President Joe Biden's victory in several states was illegitimate.
Approximately one-third of Americans continue to believe President Biden won the election due to voter fraud, a new Monmouth University poll found - "a number that has not budged since the November election".
The Monmouth University Polling Institute polled a random sample of 810 adults from June 9-14, 2021. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.