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Poll: 46% of GOP thinks Obama's Muslim
The Politico ^ | August 19, 2010 | Josh Gerstein

Posted on 08/20/2010 10:38:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I have a new story up tonight about the latest polling on public views about President Barack Obama's religious beliefs. There's a lot of startling news in these polls — from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and Time magazine. But one number that could catch significant attention is this: in the Time poll, 46 percent of Republicans said they believe Obama is a Muslim.

In the Pew survey, that number came in somewhat lower: 31 percent.

The Time GOP number isn't posted on the Web, as best I can tell, but a spokeswoman for the magazine shared the breakdown of the data at my request.

There are a couple of possible explanations for the Time poll finding that belief to be more prevalent, both in the public at large and the GOP. First, the Time survey was done Monday and Tuesday, at the height of the controversy over the mosque near ground zero in New York. Second, it used different wording from the Pew survey, which gave respondents a smorgasbord of choices for Obama's possible religion.

Pew asked:

Now, thinking about Barack Obama’s religious beliefs … Do you happen to know what Barack Obama’s religion is? Is he Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic or something else?

Time asked a question that gave more prominence to the possibility Obama is Muslim, but also may have drawn out more subjective feelings from respondents:

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 911; enemedia; groundzeromosque; imamobama; islam; joshgerstein; muslims; obama; politico; polls; taqiya; taqiyah; taqiyya
Only 46%? He cites a poll that only he and the magazine's staff can see, but wants us to trust him? What if it's true? It just means that Republicans are twice as smart and well-informed as the average Joe or Jane on the street, seems to me. Plus, a Republican is more likely to be a conservative. If we could harness all this spin for energy purposes, we'd save millions of dollars a day. Somebody get Journ-o-list on the phone.
1 posted on 08/20/2010 10:38:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poll: 100% of Muslims think Zero is a muzzie.


2 posted on 08/20/2010 10:42:00 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rush is enjoying this too ....

"If it was laudatory to call Bill Clinton America's first black president, why can't we call Imam Obama America's first Muslim president?"

Panic in Liberalville: Poll Shows More Now Think Obama is Muslim

3 posted on 08/20/2010 10:43:58 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free ...)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Actually, it’s 1-in-4:

1-in-4 Americans Believe Obama is a Muslim; Here’s Why
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2573895/posts

Uh, Sorry, TIME, Technically Obama IS a Muslim (Debbie Schlussel Skewers Hot Air & Time)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2573956/posts


4 posted on 08/20/2010 10:45:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s the media that is playing up this whole muslim thing and there is only one reason for it..they have been instructed to by the WH. It’s a ploy to get the muslims out to the polls in November. The dems are going by their worn out playbook. First they tried to gin up the black vote with false charges of racism..then the hispanic vote with the Arizona lawsuit and charges of racism..then the gays with the California overturning of the marriage prop...now the muslims with this mosque and wierd polls. What next? It will have to be another bone to the enviro nut jobs.


5 posted on 08/20/2010 10:45:38 AM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wonder what ever gave them that idea?


6 posted on 08/20/2010 10:52:34 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He IS a Muslim - what is not to understand?
7 posted on 08/20/2010 10:52:36 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Why can't we call him Imam Obama, America's first BLACK Muslim president?
8 posted on 08/20/2010 10:54:34 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Servant of the Cross
Why can't we call him Imam Obama, America's first BLACK Muslim president?

Huge difference.

9 posted on 08/20/2010 10:55:04 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gerstein got suckered by the WH on the passport photo earlier this week.
Now, he’s trashing the Time poll , it’s sampling ,
it’s methodology and it’s MOE .
The journolisps never trashed previous Time polls when they were favorable to Barry .


10 posted on 08/20/2010 10:55:33 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Some of the comments at source are amazing...amazing that the Liberal cackle of rads actually believes Obama is a Christian.

First, Liberals despise Christians and Christianity...yet they somehow want to convince the world that Obama is a Christian.

Just bizarre.

How can anyone in his right mind NOT believe Obama is a muslim after his Cairo speech, his NASA outreach, his establishment of a personal envoy to the muslim world (Rashad Hussain), an outreach to muslims in India, and now his Iftar comments on the GZM?

Of course he's a frikken muslim. He's absolute obsessive about it Islam!

11 posted on 08/20/2010 10:59:16 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Liberals are a Cackle of Rads!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

54% are RINOs :)


12 posted on 08/20/2010 11:00:08 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s neither Muslim nor Christian....he’s simply anti-God. And it’s purposeful that there should be confusion around his “faith” - as well as his origins.


13 posted on 08/20/2010 11:01:52 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: tractorman

Poll: 100% of Muslims think Zero is a muzzie.....

You bet!


14 posted on 08/20/2010 11:29:21 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t. There’s no room for allah in Obama’s belief system. Obama takes up all the room.


15 posted on 08/20/2010 11:50:12 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He IS a Muslim.

The other 64% are wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-3X5hIFXYU


16 posted on 08/20/2010 2:45:51 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: penelopesire

The lefties are pumping this story up in exactly the same manner as they pumped up their birth certificate angle - and for mostly the same reason. They want to talk about anything other than the train reck their making out of the nation.


17 posted on 08/20/2010 7:05:52 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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