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Most Americans don't want voting to be harder; Democrats and GOP see political fortunes at stake - CBS News study

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And by a similar margin, they feel if voting rules make it harder to vote, that would benefit Republican candidates more than Democratic candidates.If voting is made harder, Democrats see risk to their election fortunes, and if it's made easier, Republicans see risk to theirs.Beyond winning or losing elections, different groups of voters may stand to gain or lose power depending on voting rules.Democrats think easier voting access would benefit some of their constituent voter groups, and even more, that making voting harder would result in these groups losing power. Conversely, when states make it harder to vote, Black people, Hispanic people, and poor people are seen as losing power by at least eight in 10, while large majorities see rich people (86%) and White people (71%) as gaining power.Republicans are less likely than Democrats to see gains and losses for specific voter groups. But on balance, they feel White people, older people, and those in rural areas — groups who tend to vote Republican — lose power, rather than gain it, when states make it easier to vote; and that younger people, Black people, Hispanic people, and those in urban areas gain power more than lose it.Eight in 10 of those who cast ballots in 2020 said the process was "very easy", and most of them, as well as the public at large, want the voting process to be left as is or made easier, not harder.

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