Nearly half of all voters say they believe President Joe Biden and Major League Baseball should apologize to Georgia after last year’s controversy over the state’s new election integrity law.
That's according to Rasmussen Reports.
President Biden made the infamous claim that Georgia's new law was the "Jim Crow 2.0" and that Republicans were "trying to subvert our elections." Major League Baseball took a political stand in favor of Democrats and relocated its All Star Game from Georgia to protest the law, which-- contrary to false reports-- did not restrict voting and included provisions that expanded voting opportunities. Democrats and some in the media incorrectly reported the law would somehow make it more difficult for legal voters to vote.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of likely US voters say they disagreed with Biden’s comments, including 49% who "strongly disagreed" with Biden.
Meanwhile 38% said they agreed with Biden's claims and 22% "strongly agreed."
Despite Biden's sentiments, voter turnout in last month’s Georgia primary election after the law was passed increased rather than decreased.
Forty-six percent (46%) of likely voters say they believe the increased turnout proves that Biden was wrong about Georgia’s new election law.
Thirty percent (30%) say they don’t think the turnout proves Biden was wrong and another 23% were not sure.
Last year, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed into law the "Election Integrity Act of 2021."
Georgia was one of a handful of states that were hotly-contested by the Trump campaign, which claimed voting irregularities and fraudulent activity in the presidential election of 2020. Some irregularities were well-documented but brushed aside by authorities.
Critics argued that that the law, passed in the Republican-controlled Georgia state legislature after the challenged 2020 election, is a clear attempt to restrict access to voting.
Proponents argue that the laws restore integrity and accountability in the election system. Some of the changes include: voter identity verification on absentee ballots, limits on the use of controversial ballot drop boxes, expansion of in-person early voting, and shortening the timeframe for "runoff elections", among other changes.
Forty-eight percent (48%) say they believe Biden should apologize to Georgia for the comments he made, but 34% say they don’t think the president owes Georgia an apology. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure.
Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters say they think MLB should apologize to Georgia, but 39% disagree and 13% say they are not sure.
(To see survey question wording, click here.)
Lon Spector says
If it's not same day voting with paper ballots, it's not a secure election.
This is NOT - NOT- NOT NEWS! Anyone whose read John Funds and Hans von Spakovsky books on Election fraud etc. already knew ALL of this, He's written about it articulately for years. This is just one facet he has researched and inarguably solidified. There are numerous others including the machines themselves. There is no such thing as a fair and honest elections in this Country. It's one of the greatest farces ever told. In fact I just read an article which referred to it as placebo voting!
Voting is a Placebo Button
Mashing the button harder doesn’t matter when the button isn’t connected to the crosswalk timer. Labeling a button as if it did doesn’t give it a real-world impact.
Replace in your mind the crosswalk or elevator button with the options in a polling booth. As a method of creating change, voting is hugely inefficient. The chance of a single vote influencing the outcome of a national election are miniscule.
Andrew Gelman, Nate Silver, and Aaron Edlin did the math on a grant from the National Science Foundation. If you live in New Hampshire, the chance of your individual vote deciding a national election is about one in 10 million, roughly the same as being struck by lightning. If you live in California or New York or Texas, it’s closer to one in a billion. (The smaller your state is, the more likely that a randomly selected voter might flip the state’s representation, but the less likely your state’s electoral votes will be needed to decide an election. ) Your individual button almost certainly doesn’t work to change much of anything.
But most Americans have accepted that we must push our buttons, even if they do not change the light. Unless we live in a handful of “swing states,” where tens of thousands of votes might be decisive, we adhere to the learned helplessness of campaign-season button mashing. It gives us a sense that we’re doing something; we are soothed by the belief we might have some control.
Works in Australia!
Rich Brown says
Missing are the minority voting data, which I believe followed the general trend of increase. Since the claims were of racist intent and impact, this is critical tp address.
Nancy Reed says
Rick, a person just about has to have ID to go to the bathroom anymore. Think about.it...
David W Field says
Leftists never apologize.
They double down.
It is not about the truth or facts to them- it is about the ideology, and their acquisition and retention of power.
Not Biden, someone else writes Biden's speeches, besides Biden is not likely to know what he is saying.
No for MLB apologizing, but they can donate to the people of Georgia, the $ take from All Star Game and schedule 3 All Star Games in Georgia to show their are no hard feelings.