Today’s Rasmussen Reports survey shows that 64% of likely American voters think that voter fraud is at least a somewhat serious problem.
That fits with the Elon University Poll results released earlier this month in which 74% of North Carolina residents — not necessarily likely voters — said they support the idea of a photo ID requirement before voting.
Is election fraud a serious problem in North Carolina? Not that anyone has shown. But my sense is that people don’t think there is any significant harm — or obstacle — in showing a photo ID, just in case.
— John Robinson
Rasmussen polled North Carolina likely voters on Tuesday. Mitt Romney edged President Obama, 46% to 44%. The margin of error is 4.5% so it is a statistical dead heat.
PPP polled North Carolina likely voters last week. It’s got Obama on top with 49% to 44%. The margin of error is 3.1%.
Pretty close. Stay tuned. We’ll have Elon University Poll results of North Carolina residents closer to the May 8 primary.
— John Robinson
Race — A Newsweek/Daily Beast poll found that 72% of whites and 89% of African Americans believe the country is divided by race, but only 19% of whites say that racism is a big problem vs. 60 % of blacks.
Presidential politics — Independents like President Barack Obama better but feel ideologically closer to Mitt Romney, according to a new poll of a dozen battleground states released Monday. (North Carolina is included in the poll.)
More presidential politics — President Barack Obama’s job approval rating averaged 46% in March, up from 45% in January and February, and significantly improved over his term-low 41% monthly averages recorded last summer and fall.
Economy and presidential politics — Voters overwhelmingly trust their own judgment on economic matters more than the judgment of either President Obama or Mitt Romney.