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Latino Daily News

Thursday March 15, 2012

POLL:  56% Oppose Govt Blocking Texas Voter ID Law to Benefit Latino Voters

POLL:  56% Oppose Govt Blocking Texas Voter ID Law to Benefit Latino Voters

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The Obama administration has blocked Texas’ new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, saying it would suppress Hispanic voter turnout, and the United Nations is now investigating the fairness of such laws in Texas and other states. But voters in this country still overwhelmingly support voter ID laws and don’t think they discriminate.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters believe voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote.  That’s in line with findings from December but remains down slightly from the 75% to 82% of voters who have supported a photo ID voting requirement in surveys since June 2006.

Only 22% are opposed to the photo ID requirement.