ICYMI: New Navigator Poll Underscores Popularity of Freedom to Vote Act and Its Key Components
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2021
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ICYMI: NEW NAVIGATOR POLL UNDERSCORES POPULARITY OF FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT AND ITS KEY COMPONENTS
Support for Freedom to Vote Act cuts across partisan lines
Washington, D.C. — New polling from Navigator Research highlights the popularity of the Freedom to Vote Act and its key provisions. A majority of Americans support the legislation overall, and 12 different reforms in the bill — from ending partisan gerrymandering to making Election Day a national holiday — earn support from at least two in three Americans.
“Protecting and expanding the freedom to vote is not just supported by Building Back Together, but the majority of the American people,” said Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi. “That’s why we launched the Language Justice Committee to tackle barriers that remain at the ballot box, and why we’ll continue to push hard to restore the Voting Rights Act and pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Yesterday’s introduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate is a step in the right direction. Now, Americans are counting on their legislators in Congress to reform our elections and strengthen our democracy.”
Key highlights from the Navigator poll:
- 52% of Americans support the Freedom to Vote Act.
- 87% of Americans — including 93% of Democrats, 80% of Independents, and 83% of Republicans — support making voter intimidation a felony.
- 81% of Americans — including 91% of Democrats, 78% of Independents, and 72% of Republicans — support ending partisan gerrymandering.
- 77% of Americans — including 90% of Democrats, 75% of Independents, and 63% of Republicans — support expanding options for early voting to allow people to vote at different times.
- 72% of Americans — including 86% of Democrats, 66% of Independents, and 58% of Republicans — support making Election Day a national holiday.