Forty-four percent (44%) of voters nationwide believe Democratic officials actively encourage non-citizens to vote. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 29% disagree and 27% are not sure.
On the other hand, 33% believe Republican officials actively try to suppress the vote of non-white Americans. On that point, 40% disagree and 27% are not sure.
These results mark a notable change from last fall. The number believing Democrats encourage non-citizens to vote is up ten percentage points since November. The number who believe that the GOP tries to suppress the vote is down four points.
Naturally, there is a partisan divide on these questions. Republicans overwhelmingly believe Democrats encourage non-citizens to vote (69% yes, 18% no). Independents lean in that direction by a 38% to 27% margin. Democratic voters disagree by a 45% to 27% margin.
When it comes to GOP voter suppression efforts, 56% of Democrats believe it’s true along with 11% of GOP voters. Independent voters tend to disagree: 28% think the GOP acts in this manner while 41% disagree (see crosstab results).
Overall, 32% believe people who are ineligible to vote are allowed to vote is a bigger problem than those who are eligible being denied the right to vote. Twenty-six percent (26%) take the opposite view, 24% say neither is a problem, and 19% are not sure.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted May 21-22, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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