by Dr. Andy Jackson
Director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity, John Locke Foundation
In the “this should come as no surprise” category, the North Carolina public supports voter ID.
Here is the question (question 14):
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Every person that votes in–person in North Carolina should present photo identification before voting.”
67.9% of those surveyed agreed while only 23.6% disagreed. Looking at the crosstabs, majorities across race, sex, age, education, income level, and region support voter ID.
Support for voter ID even crossed North Carolina’s rural-urban divide:
There are only two types of people who do not support voter ID: liberals and (relatedly) Democrats.
The North Carolina Supreme Court recently heard a case on that voter ID constitutional amendment. If a majority of justices insist on usurping the people’s authority by overturning the amendment they passed, it will certainly be an issue in the two Supreme Court races on the ballot this fall.
You can find links to details and crosstabs here.