A new poll shows strong support for a new photo ID bill, but also finds the public would not turn a voter away if they showed alternative forms of identification.
The poll by SurveyUSA found that 75 percent of voters back a voter photo ID bill. But 70 percent would not turn a way a registered voter who doesn't have one if the voter signs an affidavit and provides a verifiable number such as a date of birth or social security number.
The poll was commissioned by the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and it comes as the House Elections Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday afternoon. The bill does not include the back up option.
The poll found that 74 percent of voters agreed with the statement that “legislators should show evidence of significant problems, such as real voter fraud, before they pass law that make voting more difficult.''
The poll of 803 registered voters was taken April 11 through April 14th and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.