New polling from Navigator research found that the Freedom to Vote Act continues to have widespread, bipartisan support. The poll also found overwhelming support for the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
This new poll is in line with other polling, including polling in Senate battlegrounds, showing that the Freedom to Vote Act and its provisions are widely popular among voters.
The Navigator poll found that:
61% of voters support the Freedom to Vote Act, including 53% of independents.
67% of voters say that federal voting rights legislation is necessary.
69% of voters support the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, including 60% of independents and half of Republicans.
The Senate will hold a vote to move forward on the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act tomorrow, which Republicans are expected to block. Two weeks ago, every Senate Republican voted to block even having a debate on the Freedom to Vote Act. Senate Republicans continue to prove that they are not operating in good faith when it comes to voting rights and will use loopholes to block any bill that will protect the freedom to vote.
With both of these bills continuing to have overwhelming support from voters, the Senate must do whatever it takes to pass voting rights legislation and not allow procedure or loopholes to stand in the way.