Nearly 9 of 10 Florida voters support photo ID requirement for voting

Likely voters in Florida overwhelmingly support a constitutional amendment requiring Congress to pass a balanced budget each year, and to require Florida voters to present a government issued ID in order to vote, according to our results from last week’s survey.

A constitutional amendment to require Congress to balance the federal budget earned much broader support from Florida voters. 83% of respondents said they would support that amendment, and 62% of respondents said they would strongly support it, to just 4% of respondents who were strongly opposed to it.

While Democrats were more likely to oppose a balanced budget requirement than Republicans, 75% of Democratic respondents still said they would support the amendment along with 90% of Republicans and 83% of Independents. Additionally, a majority of respondents from both parties and NPA’s strongly supported the amendment.

Finally, a proposal to require all Florida voters to show a government-issued ID such as a driver’s license in order to vote received almost universal support from respondents to our survey. 87% of respondents said they would support a photo ID requirement, to just 9% of respondents who said voters should not be required to show an ID. Even 82% of registered Democrats supported the ID requirement, while 91% of Republicans and 84% of Independents supported it as well.

The study was conducted on April 13th - 14th among 807 Florida registered voters likely to vote in the 2012 General Election. The margin of error is +/- 3.5%.

Full Results


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