You might have figured that by this late date even most of the diehard fans of the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News probably have accepted that the President may, in fact, be a Christian and not, say, a Muslim or the Anti-Christ? Not so. In fact, the trend is moving in the opposite direction, according to a new Pew poll. In fact, one in three conservative Republicans still think he is a Muslim.
"A survey by the Pew Research Center found that only 49 percent of those polled knew Obama is Christian, while 17 percent thought he is Muslim and 31 percent said they don’t know.... .the percentage of voters who know Obama is Christian has declined since October 2008, when 55 percent correctly identified him as Christian. It is higher, however, than in August 2010, when just 38 percent knew his faith. The poll found that the increase since 2008 was concentrated among conservative Republicans, about a third of whom think the president is Muslim."
Friday, July 27, 2012
Americans Still Don't Know Obama's Religion
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