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Poll: Majority in US back easier voter registration

AP Poll Voting Overhaul
Posted at 6:47 AM, Apr 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-06 08:47:50-04

WASHINGTON — A new survey measuring the popularity of major pieces of sweeping legislation in Congress finds solid support from Americans for Democrats’ proposals to overhaul voting in the U.S.

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found about half of Americans support expanding access to early and mail voting, while about 3 in 10 opposed the ideas and the rest had no opinion.

Automatic voter registration was the most popular Democratic proposal in the survey, endorsed by 60% of Americans.

But nearly three-quarters of all Americans — including majorities of both parties — say they support laws requiring voters to present photo identification, even as the Democratic proposal would ease those laws.