Voter ID and Race Wilson, the centers 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.