A Monmouth University Poll was sponsored and conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute from June 9 to 14, 2021 with a national random sample of 810 adults aged 18 and older.
Of those 810 individuals that were asked the question “In general, do you support or oppose requiring voters to show a photo I.D. in order to vote?” 80% said they supported voter ID, 18% opposed, 2% voted that “it depends” and 1% stated that they didn’t know. 84% of respondents who were “Hispanic, Black, Asian or other” races besides White supported requiring photo ID, whereas 13% of respondents opposed it. 77% of White respondents said they supported the requirement and 21% said they opposed it, a 7% difference among Hispanic, Black, Asian/Other, and White voters in the poll.
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Monmouth also divided the results based on income, which is another metric some leftists use to suggest that photo ID requirements could “disenfranchise” certain voters. Of respondents who made less than $50,000 a year, 81 percent supported the requirement, and only 17 percent opposed it. Meanwhile, 76 percent of respondents who made $100,000 or more per year supported the requirement, and 21 percent opposed it.
NBC reporter Sahil Kapur summarized these surprising findings in a tweet Monday: “Monmouth poll: In general, do you support or oppose requiring voters to show a photo I.D. in order to vote? Overall, 80% support it. That includes 91% of Republicans, 87% of independents, 62% of Democrats, 77% of white voters, 84% of non-white voters and 81% of <50K income.”