By Zogby, Special for USDR
Zogby Analytics was commissioned by The O’Leary Report to conduct an online survey of 890 likely voters in the US. All interviews were completed between January 16, 2015 through January 18, 2015. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 890 is +/- 3.4 percentage points. This nation-wide public opinion survey was released on January 27, 2015.
According to the poll results, Americans are largely not in favor of the new AB60 law passed in California that requires the DMV to issue an original driver license to an applicant who is unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States without having to provide proof of insurance coverage. “This law was proposed to support undocumented workers. Surprisingly 65% of the Latino population, a group that makes up a sizeable portion of the undocumented immigrant population, opposes the measure and only 17% approves of it,” said Bradley S. O’Leary, president of The O’Leary Report and author of The United States Citizens’ Handbook.
“Americans are clearly voicing their opinion that drivers’ licenses should only be given to people whose bad behavior on the roads is covered by insurance,” said O’Leary, President of The O’Leary Report and author of The United Citizens’ Handbook.
QUESTION: “California has just passed a law allowing newly arrived illegal immigrants to acquire a driver’s license that can only be used for state ID, not federal ID purposes, and unlike a normal driver’s license, no proof of insurance is required for this new class of driver. Do you agree or disagree that there should be a federal law that requires all drivers to have auto insurance and show it as proof to get a driver’s license?”
Responses to this question showed a strong majority of Americans believe proof of auto insurance should be a requirement.
- 60% of Americans nationwide believe that all drivers should have proof of insurance before being issued a driver’s license.
- 60% of Democrats and 61% of Republicans share that view.
- Hispanics believe that a driver’s license should not be issued without proof of insurance 65%-17%