Idaho Issues Poll Summary

Publication date: May 4, 2023
Written by: Sarah Coffey

The Center for Excellence in Polling recently surveyed likely Idaho voters on elections, crime, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria in investing.



… of likely voters of all political parties support the creation of a special unit that investigates election law violations, including majorities of Republicans (77%), Democrats (59%), and Independents (55%).


…of likely Idaho voters support allowing the state attorney general and local prosecutors to have the authority to prosecute election crimes.


Nearly two-thirds of likely Idaho voters say they are somewhat or very concerned about crime rates in the state (63%).

Likely voters are most concerned about crime in cities (59%) compared to suburbs (20%) and rural areas (21%).

More than two-thirds of likely voters support allowing the attorney general to step in and prosecute cases that local prosecutors refuse (65%).



…of likely voters in Idaho oppose investing taxpayer money in banks and investment funds that make investment decisions based on their political agenda. This includes majorities of Republicans (67%), Democrats (60%), and Independents (64%).

There is support across all political parties for investigations by the attorney general or other executive office into institutions that…

  • Fail to act in their clients’ best financial interests (72%)
  • Refuse to do business with certain industries for political reasons (61%)
  • Make investment decisions based on a political agenda without informing their clients (58%)