2021 National John Lewis Voting Rights Act Poll

The John Lewis Act Splits and Confuses Americans

Publication date: July 2, 2021
Written by: Dan Reynolds

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, S.4263, is named after the late civil rights leader and politician John Lewis, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although the man is very well known, Americans are largely split and unsure about the bill with his namesake.

Although a strong majority of Americans (70 percent) say they are very or somewhat familiar with the bill, support is strongly split by party—59 percent of Republican voters are unlikely to support it while 55 percent of Democrat voters are likely to support it.

Only 33 percent of all voters are likely to support it, while a large 32 percent of American voters are unsure about their position on the bill.

John Lewis Act poll

The most persuasive messages from this poll:


less likely to support

It encourages special interest groups and elected officials to conspire together to weaken voting safeguards.


less likely to support

It allows federal officials to directly target certain states and override the will of the voters.


less likely to support

It helps special interest groups get what they want by engaging in costly lawsuits.


less likely to support

It allows D.C. bureaucrats to overrule state election laws without due process.


less likely to support

It could lead to more costly and more frequent court battles that impact election outcomes.

TOPIC(S): Election Integrity