WSJ: Obama vs. Voter ID

Jason Riley at the Wall Street Journal:

Yet most Americans, including most black Americans, don’t seem to share the president’s sentiment. According to a new poll from Fox News, support for voter ID laws is quite strong and transcends gender, party and even race. Seventy percent of respondents—including 55 percent of Democrats, 91 percent of Republicans, 66 percent of independents, 70 percent of men, 71 percent of women, 75 percent of whites and, yes, 51 percent of blacks—expressed support for laws that require voters to show a valid form of state- or federally-issued photo identification to prove U.S. citizenship before being allowed to vote.