PPP's newest North Carolina poll, conducted over the weekend, finds that only 39% of voters in the state support the voting/elections law to 50% who are opposed to it.
It's true that voter ID on its own is a popular concept with voters. In January of 2011 we found 66/27 support for it. But all the other stuff lumped into the bill along with voter ID is unpopular enough to make the overall bill a loser in voters' eyes.
-Only 33% of voters in the state support reducing the early voting period by a week to 59% who are opposed. Independents (28/62) and Democrats (22/70) are both strongly opposed to that provision.
-Only 21% of voters in the state support eliminating straight party ticket voting to 68% who are opposed. There's bipartisan consensus on that issue with Democrats (70/17) and Republicans (68/22) both thinking that should continue to be allowed.
The unpopularity of these provisions is enough to make the overall bill unpopular despite the fact that voters support requiring a photo ID to vote. White voters only narrowly support the new voting bill (46/44), while African Americans (16/72) are heavily opposed. Republicans (71%) support the bill but Democrats (72%) are just as unified in their opposition and independents are against it by a 49/43 margin as well. And perhaps most foreboding for Republicans, moderate voters stand against the legislation 70/20.
We'll have much more from our North Carolina poll over the next few days.
Full results here