Most likely to support voting by mail because of COVID-19
A majority of respondents in a survey said the coronavirus has made them more likely to support mail-in voting. "A majority of Americans, nearly 4-to-1, say that they're more versus less likely to support," said Mallory Newall, research director. "And that includes half or more, so a majority of all ages, male and female Americans, every region of the country.” But the findings also reveal a large partisan gap. Seventy-five percent of Democrats say they have grown more accepting of voting by mail. But that number drops to 36% for Republicans.
■Class discussion: Would you like to be able to vote by mail? Why or why not? Do you think voting by mail would lead to fraud? If President Donald Trump can vote mail, should every one be allowed to do the same? With the danger of the coronavirus pandemic, would it be safer to mail in your ballot instead of standing in line with hundreds of other voters? Why do more Democrats favor mail-in voting than Republicans? Does more people voting help Democratic candidates? Do you think President Trump threatening to cut Post Office funding has anything to do with mail-in voting?