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Elon Poll: North Carolinians support voter ID law

Seventy-four percent of state residents would approve of legislation requiring voters to show photo identification before voting.

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Nearly three quarters of North Carolina residents would support a state law requiring voters to show some sort of photo identification before they are allowed to vote, according to the latest Elon University Poll.

The poll, conducted March 26-29, 2012, surveyed 534 North Carolina residents and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.24 percentage points. The sample is of the population in general, with numbers that include both landlines and cellular phones. The Elon University Poll does not restrict respondents by voter eligibility or likelihood of voting.

Twenty-four percent of respondents in the latest poll oppose such a law. Two percent of respondents said they didn’t know how they felt.

“Last year, the General Assembly passed a voter photo ID law and our governor vetoed it,” said John Robinson, director of communications for the Elon University Poll. “It’s likely that the legislature will bring it up again next month in an attempt to override the veto. It appears they can do it, knowing that a majority of North Carolinians are behind them.”

Eric Townsend,
Staff
4/4/2012 9:34 AM