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Virginia Voters Support ID Requirement

Virginia voters of all stripes say they support voter ID laws.
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Virginia voters of all stripes say they support voter ID laws.

An overwhelming majority Virginia appear to favor a more concerted effort to make sure people casting their votes are whom they say they are, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

"We asked Virginians if they think voters should or should not have to show a photo ID before voting, said Tim Malloy of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute. "Seventy-five percent are in favor of that requirement, 23 percent disapprove."

Support for the photo ID requirement is highest among Republicans, with 95 percent, followed by 78 percent support from independent voters, and 57 percent of Democrats.

Amongst white voters, 79 percent voiced support for the proposal, compared to 66 percent of black voters. There is no significant gender gap with 77 percent of men and 74 percent of women favoring the idea.

The results came from a survey of 1,112 voters and sports a margin of error of 2.9 percent.

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