New York City recently voted to allow approximately 800,000 non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 27% favor allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections. Sixty-two percent (62%) are opposed.
Those totals include 10% who Strongly Favor the idea and 47% who are Strongly Opposed.
Republicans oppose the idea by an 84% to 12% margins. Independents are opposed by a 53% to 23% margin. Democrats are evenly divided.
White voters oppose the idea by a 68% to 22% margin. Black and Hispanic voters are evenly divided.
The survey also found that 56% would favor a new national law preventing non-citizens from voting in any local, state, or federal elections. Thirty-one percent (31%) are opposed to such a law.
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New York City recently voted to allow approximately 800,000 non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. Do you favor or oppose allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections?
10% Strongly favor
17% Somewhat favor
15% Somewhat oppose
47% Strongly oppose
11% Not sure
Would you favor or oppose a new national law preventing non-citizens from voting in any local, state, or federal elections?
41% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor
15% Somewhat oppose
16% Strongly oppose
12% Not sure
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on December 16-17, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.