Strategic National released a new poll of Michigan General Election voters on the issue of voter integrity.
When it comes to showing photo identification prior to voting 72.1% of respondents said they were in favor, compared to just 21.9% who were opposed. That includes 58% of African American voters who support the law. Only 32% of respondents said requiring photo identification at the polls discriminates against some voters.
Respondents were also overwhelmingly in favor of stronger security measures for absentee ballot drop boxes. 69% said they are in favor of stronger security and just 23.1% said they were opposed.
Additionally, 76.1% of respondents said they believed the signature on an absentee ballot should be properly verified and match the signature of the voter before the vote is counted. Only 16.3% said they were opposed.
“We weren’t surprised by the results that General Election voters in Michigan are overwhelmingly in favor of strengthening the integrity of our elections. The poll shows it’s not just Trump Republicans who are seeking more secure elections, it’s an issue that crosses party lines.” said John Yob, CEO of Strategic National
“But the media and big corporations portrayal of these laws as extreme simply doesn’t play out in the numbers. Our poll in Michigan shows what several others have throughout the country – overwhelming support. People view these as common sense reforms that make our elections more secure, not mechanisms of disenfranchisement,” said Yob.
The results of Strategic National’s poll in Michigan is consistent with a new AP-NORC poll that was just released, which surveyed voters nationally, and found that 72% of Americans, vast majority of Republicans and a slim majority of Democrats are in favor of requiring photo identification to vote.
The Strategic National poll was conducted March 29-31, 2021, surveyed 800 likely General Election voters, and has a 3.47% margin of error. The respondents were 34.4% Republican, 36.3% Democrat, 22.2% Independent, and 7.1% another party.