Americans are more concerned about the impact of restrictive voting laws than voter fraud, poll shows
While Republican lawmakers are expressing concern about the possibility of voter fraud, most Americans across the United States are more concerned with the highly restrictive voting laws they are attempting to pass, according to a new poll by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist.
According to Axios, the poll results, which were released on July 2, show "67% of Americans, including majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independents, believe American democracy is 'under threat.' 29% say democracy in the United States is alive and well." Approximately 7 out of 10 Americans also believe the country's democracy is "under threat."
The numbers breakdown also suggests what Democrats and Republicans believe is most important. The results suggest that "72% of Republicans in the survey supported the goal of ensuring that no one who votes is ineligible to do so, while 85% of Democrats and 52% independents supported making it easier to vote."
Despite the slight difference in opinion in regard to voting concerns, President Joe Biden's approval rating remains consistent at 51%.
The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll results come just days after the U.S. Supreme Court justices delivered a 6-3 ruling in support of the Republican-led Arizona State Legislature's newly-passed voting restriction laws. According to Axios' Stef W. Kight, the ruling is critical as it could set a precedent for controversial voting measures and make it far more difficult to challenge these types of laws.
Last week, Senate Republicans also managed to use the filibuster to block the Democratic-led effort to expand voting rights across the United States.
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