A new poll from Monmouth University show that most Americans (71%) feel that in-person early voting should be made easier. Half feel vote-by-mail should be made easier and 39% say it should be made harder. A full 80% say that voters should be required to show ID when voting. Broken down by partisan affiliation, 89% of Democrats say early voting should be easier, while 58% of independents and 56% of Republicans think it should be. Support for requiring photo ID is 91% for Republicans, 87% for independents and 62% among Democrats. Dems are the only group that thinks vote-by-mail should be easier, with 84% support. Only 40% of independents and 26% of Republicans agree with this.
More than two-thirds (69%) support establishing national guidelines to allow vote-by-mail and in-person early voting for federal elections, with 92% of Dems supporting, 63% of independents and 51% of GOP voters.
“One-third (32%) of Americans continue to believe that Joe Biden’s victory in 2020 was due to voter fraud – a number that has not budged since the November election. When all Republican identifiers and leaners are combined, the number who believe Biden won only because of voter fraud has been fairly stable (63% now, 64% in March, 69% in January, and 66% in November). Furthermore, 14% of the American public say they will never accept Biden as president, including 3 in 10 (29%) Republicans and Republican leaners.”
Finally, 57% of Americans see the ongoing audits of the 2020 election as “primarily partisan efforts to undermine valid election results.” One-third overall see the audits as legitimate but 61% of Republican and Republican-leaning see them as legit. Among all other Americans, only 14% see them as legitimate. Almost 4 in 10 believe these audit efforts will have long-term impacts: 63% of those believe they will weaken our democracy and 64% believe the audits will strengthen it.