The public widely supports voter ID laws:
- In an August 2016 poll by Gallup, 80% of Americans supported a requirement that all voters show photo identification before voting, including 95% of Republicans, 63% of Democrats, and 83% of independents.
- In a March 2016 poll by Rasmussen Reports, 69% of Americans believed voters should be required to show photo identification prior to voting.
- In a 2012 poll by The Washington Post, 74% of Americans supported laws requiring photo identification at the polls. In addition, Americans were more concerned about the potential for voter fraud than the potential for voter suppression.
- In 2013, 65% of New Hampshire citizens surveyed by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center supported voter ID, including 85% of Republicans, 76% of independents, and 42% of Democrats.
Published opinions supporting voter ID laws:
- Voter ID: Nothing wrong with W.Va. bill (Bluefield Daily Telegraph editorial, February 23, 2016)
- True Intent of Voter ID Laws: Common Sense (Guest Columnist Jay Ashcroft in The Missouri Times, February 22, 2016)
- The voter fraud too many deny (Op-ed by Jay Delancy in The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), February 18, 2016)
- A bad day for voter ID opponents (Christian Schneider of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 17, 2016)
- Voting important enough to require identification (Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial, February 12, 2016)