Poll: Most people support Wis. voter ID law

MADISON (AP) -- A new poll shows most people support a state law that requires voters to show photo identification at the ballot box starting next month.

Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed the law last spring, saying it was needed to combat voter fraud even though there have been few instances reported in Wisconsin.

Democrats have said the law will suppress the rights of minorities, senior citizens, students and the poor. Three lawsuits have been filed challenging the law.

The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 66 percent of 701 registered voters favor the law. Thirty-two percent oppose it.

The voters were polled by telephone Jan. 19-22. The poll has a 3.8 percentage-point margin of error.