Voters Support Restoring Voting Rights to People Released From Prison

Sean McElwee & Alexandria Sousa

Executive Summary

New polling from The Justice Collaborative Institute and Data for Progress shows bipartisan majority support for restoring voting rights to people who have returned home from prison. The polling also shows that more people support than oppose abolishing felony disenfranchisement entirely.

In a national survey of 1,195 likely voters, 62% of respondents support enfranchising anyone who has returned home from prison. This support crosses party lines, including 72% of Democrats, 57% of Republicans, and 53% of independent or third party voters.

Voters Support Restoring Voting Rights to People Released From Prison
Voters Support Restoring Voting Rights to People Released From Prison