Gallup Poll: Majority Of Republicans Crave A Different Nominee
Aug 24 2016
Apparently a majority of Republicans agree.
According to the new poll, 80 percent of those questioned said they favor the ability to vote early and laws that require voters to prove their identity before they head into the booth. Perhaps that has something to do with the comments of many prominent conservatives, including the GOP presidential nominee.
Less than half of nonwhites (46 percent) said they were concerned about voter I.D. laws preventing eligible citizens from voting.
For the poll, Gallup surveyed about 1,000 adults in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., between August 15-16.
A smaller majority, but still large enough to be a majority, even with a margin of error, supports automatic voter registration (63%). But many Republicans remain skeptical that elections are primed to be rigged.
Voter ID laws and early voting have been hot button issues this campaign, particularly in the swing state of North Carolina.
Meanwhile, those on the left argue that efforts to curb voter fraud is really a veiled attempt to disenfranchise voters, especially low income voters of color, to shift voter demographics in the GOP's favor.
In North Carolina, the voter registration advantage for Democrats has fallen by 44,000 people over the past year, according to Politico, but the real intangible there is a 40 percent increase since 2008 in the number of independents, as many who have moved into the state have not joined up with either party. The number of independents, however, is only slightly less than the GOP, at 1,164,373. This by itself won't be enough to now make the difference in Pennsylvania, where Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton holds a nine-point lead on average, but could become a major factor if the race tightens. Bernie Sanders, and she plans to do the same in the general election.
Additionally, 47 per cent of non-Hispanic white Democrats were satisfied with Clinton as their party's nominee, compared with 67 per cent of non-white Democrats.