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Pew Poll: Republicans claiming Obama is a Muslim doubled since 2008 [View all]

Source: Pew Research / Raw Story

Poll: Republicans claiming Obama is a Muslim doubled since 2008

By David Edwards
Thursday, July 26, 2012 14:19 EDT

Conservative Republicans who believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim have more than doubled since 2008, according to a survey on religion and politics released on Thursday.

The Pew Research Center found that 34 percent of conservative Republicans now believe Obama, who is a Christian, is actually a Muslim, compared with the 16 percent that believed that in 2008. When moderate and liberal Republicans are included, the number who believed that the president a Muslim still nearly doubled from 16 percent in 2008 to 30 percent in 2012.

Among all voters, only 49 percent were able to correctly identify that the president is a Christian.

Sixty-five percent of those who incorrectly believed Obama is a Muslim were not comfortable with his religion. However, voters who knew that he is a Christian said they were comfortable with his religion by a margin of 82 percent to 12 percent.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/26/poll-republicans-claiming-obama-is-muslim-doubled-since-2008/

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