One Nation recently conducted a poll in Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire, and West Virginia to survey opinions around H.R. 1 and the filibuster, first reported by Punchbowl News this morning.
The findings of the poll conclude that H.R. 1 is “a bad solution in search of a problem,” broadly rejecting liberal premises for considering the legislation:
- People surveyed already believe voting is “easy” and by a 33-point margin want reforms to focus on making sure elections are “fair and free of voter fraud” over “making it easier for as many people as possible to vote.”
Additionally, once individuals are educated about the contents of H.R. 1, they react negatively to the bill:
- You need an ID to sign up for welfare, food stamps, get on an airplane, rent a hotel room, or open a bank account, but liberals say you don’t need one to vote which makes no sense (71% agree; This statement is also agreed to by 63% of Black voters and 60% of Hispanic voters).
- State legislatures should decide the voting rules and regulations for our state (68%).
When individuals hear about the filibuster in neutral terms, they support keeping it intact:
- When told “the filibuster allows any U.S. Senator to prolong or stop legislation until 60 Senators vote to end the filibuster and vote on the legislation. In a closely divided Congress, it is used by the minority party to stop legislation that it disagrees with to force a compromise on the legislation or stop it entirely,” a strong majority (63%) support keeping the filibuster.
They have two main reasons for supporting keeping the filibuster in place:
- Two-thirds (66%) say the filibuster results in “better laws” for the country by requiring senators to compromise and work with each other. Even a majority of Democrats (58%) believe the filibuster results in “better laws” for the country.
- Highlighting past support from leaders like Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama resonates: 66% again say that support makes them more likely to want to keep the filibuster in place.
Read the entire memo at Punchbowl News.