Dems/libs opinions on voter ID laws most likely to depend on their racial attitudes

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    Voter ID and Race

    Wilson, the center’s coordinator of public opinion initiatives and an expert on race and public opinion, said, “Who votes in America has always been controversial; so much so that the U.S. constitution has been amended a number of times to protect voting eligibility and rights. It comes as no surprise that Republicans support these laws more than Democrats; but, what is surprising is the level at which Democrats and liberals also support the laws.”

    Here, CPC researchers found an interesting pattern in the data: it is Democrats and liberals whose opinions on voter ID laws are most likely to depend on their racial attitudes. Republicans and conservatives overwhelmingly support voter ID laws regardless of how much “racial resentment” they express. In contrast, Democrats and liberals with the highest “racial resentment” express much more support for voter ID laws than those with the least resentment.
    According to this survey...
    • Republicans support for voter ID is higher, regardless of their racial attitudes.
    • Democrats and liberals support for voter ID laws is most likely to depend on their racial attitudes.
     
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    What a bunch of bullshit. The real question is why would so many minorities have trouble with something as simple as obtaining a legal ID? There is no reason that this issue would be limited to any one group, at least not any group of citizens. Obamacare will require government issued IDs, yet nary a complaint about that. If people don't get an ID, why would they go through the trouble of registering and voting? Makes no sense at all.

    I believe the IDs will prevent many of the illegal aliens from voting and I think that is the real issue here and no matter how the left tries to spin it, it won't change the facts. They can't exactly be honest about the millions of illegal votes they need, so this is the only explanation they can come up with. And they are the racists for insinuating that minorities are less able to function in society and get something as simple as an ID.

    I saw a video where people on the street were asked about the voter ID law. The majority agreed and many were minorities. How can we explain people being for this when they themselves are minorities? Racism doesn't always work and this is one of those times.
     
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    Other findings from the study:

    People who resent African Americans tended to support voter ID.

    Republicans were more likely to resent African Americans than were Independents than were Democrats.
     
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    What do you think this means? You offered it up without any kind of conclusion on your part.
     
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    The majority of blacks favor voter ID...Guess they resent themselves, huh?
     
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    That conclusion does not follow from either the study or from my statement. If I'm reading the study correctly, the racial resentment score was not assessed for African American respondents at all.
     
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    What you're reading is what you want to read.

    Truth is that the majority of blacks favor voter ID, your race baiting bullshit poll notwithstanding.
     
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    I was merely describing the main conclusion of the study (titled "National Survey Shows Support for Voter ID Laws Strongest Among Those with Negative Attitudes Toward African Americans") which Conservative introduced. Do you object to discussing every part of the study, or only its main conclusion?
     
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    I prefer to pick and choose form base numbers, rather from what some pointy-headed spinmeister decides to define as "racial resentment".

    Fact remains that the majority of blacks favor voter ID, regardless of their alleged resentments.
     

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