New poll confirms previous polling showing majorities of Georgians oppose SB 202 provisions
ATLANTA — A new poll today from the University of Georgia confirmed previous polling by TargetSmart showing Georgia voters oppose key provisions of Senate Bill 202 — despite Georgia Republicans’ desperate efforts to promote their unpopular voter suppression legislation.
Highlights from the poll:
- Georgians Oppose Criminalizing Handing Voters A Bottle Of Water or Snack: 66 percent of Georgia voters oppose criminalizing handing a bottle of water or snack to people standing in line to vote, which SB 202 does.
- Georgians Support Weekend Voting: 75 percent of Georgia voters support Saturday voting. SB 202 eliminates mandatory Saturday voting in federal runoff elections. In total, SB 202 removes 11 days of mandatory early voting for federal runoff elections.
- Transfer Election Authority to State Legislature: Barely one-third of Georgians support the massive takeover of election authority by the Republican legislature.
- Georgians Believe Senate Bill 202 Was Motivated By Trump’s Loss: 71 percent of Georgia believe Trump’s Big Lie was motivation for Senate Bill 202.
- Georgians Support Drop Boxes: The poll also asked about drop boxes, which have strong public support. SB 202 eliminates 300 hours of access to drop boxes and severely limits the number of boxes available, including reducing them from 38 to 8 in Fulton County.