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Gallup Poll: Muslims Most Supportive of Obama; Mormons, Least
Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov

Posted on 07/11/2014 9:22:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A Gallup poll released Friday shows that President Barack Obama enjoys the highest approval rating from Muslims among religious groups. Mormons are the least supportive of Obama.

The poll, which asked how Obama was doing during the first six months of 2014, found that 72 percent of U.S. Muslims approve of the job he is doing, while 20 percent disapprove.

Among "other non-Christians," 59 percent approved of Obama's job performance, 55 percent of "Jewish" adults expressed approval, and 54 percent of those under the "No religion/theist" category said they approve.

Roman Catholics had a 44 percent approval and 51 percent disapproval rating of Obama. Only 37 percent of those in the "Protestant/Other Christian" category expressed approval while 58 percent showed disapproval.

The lowest approval numbers came from the "Mormon/Latter-day Saints" group, however, with only 18 percent approving of Obama's job performance and 78 percent expressing disapproval.

While not mentioned by Gallup, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who lost to Obama in the last election, is a member of the LDS Church.

In total, the survey noted that Obama has been losing support from the American people. While his total approval rating between January 2009 and June 2014 was at 48 percent, between January and June 2014 it was only at 43 percent, constituting a five percent drop.

Gallup said that the U.S. remains a largely Christian nation, with roughly half of Americans identifying with a Protestant religion and another quarter identifying as Catholics.

"The patterns in Obama's job approval by religion have prevailed throughout his presidency, with Muslim, Jewish, and nonreligious Americans giving him higher ratings, and Mormons and Protestants giving him the lowest ratings. Catholics have typically been closest to the national average, but slightly above it," the survey said.

"Clearly, members of various religions view the president quite differently, but this may be attributable more to whether Obama's Democratic affiliation matches the political leanings of each religious group, and less to the specific policies and actions he has taken throughout his presidency."

Obama has backed minority religion rights during his presidency, and in August 2010 declared his support for a planned Muslim house of worship near the site of the 9/11 attacks.

"Let me be clear. As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," Obama said at the time during a speech at the White House. "And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances."

A poll earlier in July by Quinnipiac University of 1,446 voters across the United States showed that Americans find Obama to be the worst president since World War II.

While 33 percent named Obama as the worst president since the Second World War, former President George W. Bush was in second place with 28 percent. Quinnipiac's poll also noted that nearly half, or 45 percent of respondents, believed that the U.S. would be better off if Romney had won the 2012 presidential elections.

Friday's Gallup poll was based on aggregated data from more than 88,000 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted in the first six months of 2014.

The margin of sampling error for the results based on the total sample is plus/minus one percentage point at the 95 percent confidence level.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gallup; mormons; muslims; poll

1 posted on 07/11/2014 9:22:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Very telling....


2 posted on 07/11/2014 9:24:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Well.. DUH.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 9:24:09 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Shelayne

4 posted on 07/11/2014 9:27:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

….shocking…...


5 posted on 07/11/2014 9:27:51 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Sacajaweau

6 posted on 07/11/2014 9:28:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“The lowest approval numbers came from the “Mormon/Latter-day Saints” group, however, with only 18 percent approving of Obama’s job performance and 78 percent expressing disapproval.

While not mentioned by Gallup, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who lost to Obama in the last election, is a member of the LDS Church.”

So you end up asking yourself, how can Harry Reid maintain his membership in the LDS Church?


7 posted on 07/11/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

“The call of the muezzin is the most beautiful sound on Earth.”


8 posted on 07/11/2014 9:33:34 AM PDT by Argus
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To: SeekAndFind

Recently found Lois Lerner email to all IRS agents: Audit all Mormons.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 9:33:58 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This seems like a good example of statistical principle that correlation does not imply causation. “Muslims” don't support Obamacare, blacks do. “Mormons” aren't least supportive of Obamacare, whites are. Muslims in the US are disproportionately black. Mormons are disproportionately white.
10 posted on 07/11/2014 9:34:00 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Well there you go...


11 posted on 07/11/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 9:45:25 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
>> Muslims in the US are disproportionately black. <<

Really? News to everyone else, since 90% of the Muslims we've seen are arabs.

13 posted on 07/11/2014 9:50:22 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any word from the Druids?


14 posted on 07/11/2014 9:51:26 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: All

I question this poll, every Muslim I know can’t stand Obama, and they tend to be pretty conservative.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: BillyBoy; Opinionated Blowhard; SeekAndFind

16 posted on 07/11/2014 9:56:15 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind

Muzzies, Obama, birds, feathers — you know the saying.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 10:05:33 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: smoothsailing
Let's see... 23% of U.S. Muslims are black according to that survey. Which means the remaining 77% of Muslims in the U.S., around 4 out of 5 of them, are NOT black. Most of the Muslims they're polling who "approve" of Obama are Arabs of middle eastern origin

If you think Muslim=Black I doubt you've met many American Muslims. There are far more Christian blacks in america than Muslim blacks, and most of the "Christian" blacks are totally supportive of Obama.

18 posted on 07/11/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: smoothsailing
Interesting chart. It would be nice to see something similar for Mormons. The meme that they are overwhelmingly white is, I think, fairly old news. Their U.S. concentration, I think is only about 2% of the U.S. population, albeit much higher in certain Rocky Mountain States.

Countries like Tonga, Samoa and even Chile have a significantly higher concentration of Mormons than the 2% or so in the United States. So I don't think it is entirely or even largely a race thing.

If the real Amish voted in large numbers, I suspect their approval rating of Obama would be as low as the Mormons, judging by the Amish I know here in Pennsylvania. People who stress self-reliance generally have little use for Marxist redistributionists.

19 posted on 07/11/2014 10:10:30 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

A few more percentage points and he’s in SUDAN HUSSEIN TERRORITY and he may have a new calling waiting after his term is over here.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 10:18:47 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: SeekAndFind

The tells the whole story about where Obama’s constintuency lies, now doesn’t it?


21 posted on 07/11/2014 10:22:14 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: SeekAndFind

Why wouldn’t Muslims support one of their own?


22 posted on 07/11/2014 10:23:58 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Opinionated Blowhard:".. Muslims in the US are disproportionately black. Mormons are disproportionately white."

It has nothing to do with race
Obama is a devote of Alinsky, who dedicated his book to Lucifer
According to Mormon theophilosophy and scriptures, Satan said :" Follow me and give me all the Glory, and ALL will be saved " (Narcisissm)
DO you know any other Narcisisst who happens to be the elected leader of the "free world" ??
Right , and as you can see, it has nothing to do with race ,.. but rather with 'depth of character', free agency , and personal choice !

23 posted on 07/11/2014 10:44:04 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

RE: Muslims in the US are disproportionately black

I thought Muslims in America are overwhelmingly Middle Eastern...


24 posted on 07/11/2014 11:06:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Vigilanteman

Mormons are overwhelmingly white in America, the religion even issued a draft deferment to Romney that wasn’t available to black Mormons.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 12:06:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fake quote.


26 posted on 07/11/2014 12:07:02 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: vette6387
So you end up asking yourself, how can Harry Reid maintain his membership in the LDS Church?

Just like Mitt Romney, Harry Reid is among the most devoted, and devout, Mormon spiritual elites, and he is allowed to worship in the temples that are only accessible to the most true and pure Mormons.

27 posted on 07/11/2014 12:10:19 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind

Evangelicals were the most anti-Obama vote of 2012, yet they weren’t even listed.


28 posted on 07/11/2014 12:13:34 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you stipulate that Obama is a Muslim (or at the very least a muslim sympathizer) this almost all of his actions become very simple to understand.


29 posted on 07/11/2014 12:14:46 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: ansel12

“Just like Mitt Romney, Harry Reid is among the most devoted, and devout, Mormon spiritual elites, and he is allowed to worship in the temples that are only accessible to the most true and pure Mormons.”

I doubt that being a temple-going Mormon separates these men from the rest. Reid doesn’t begin to adhere to Mormon Doctrine, and should be excommunicated. But then, The Catholics and the Jews (and a lot of other denominations as well) are just as guilty of allowing non-believers to remain members. Today, “organized religion” is behind nearly all of our world’s wars, and most of the unrest. Then on the other side of the coin, you have the “religious nutballs” like Todd Akin who don’t have two brain cells to rub together, but presume to have “all the answers” by reason of some “religious powers of discernment.” We would be a whole lot better if organized religion were banished from our planet, leaving each of us to seek out our own unfettered relationships with our God. Today, they are merely commercial enterprises seeking to tell us how to live our lives while they pick our pockets and use those monies against us.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 4:53:54 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Their Temple recommend and ID, does separate them from the average Mormons in their level of faith, Reid is an exceptionally devout and devoted Mormon, in high acceptance and communion with his faith.

Mere practicing members of the Mormon religion are not even allowed inside of the Temples for the more devout Mormons and are relegated to mere Mormon churches.

Your desire to forbid the Christian faith is insane as anything that I have ever heard.


31 posted on 07/11/2014 5:44:22 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: ansel12

“Your desire to forbid the Christian faith is insane as anything that I have ever heard.”

Just where did I say that? What I said that we need to differentiate between “organized religions” and the development of our own personal faith. You don’t need the “so-called rules” of some structured “religious organization” which was most likely the original contrivance of some human being. And the bigger the church, the greater the likelihood that there is a measure of corruption involved.
BTW, my parents were Mormons, so I know something about them. I decided as a very young man that it was not something that I could accept, but most of them that I know are shocked that Reid is still allowed to remain a member in good standing. Other churches do the same thing because they are interested in two things: money and influence, and Reid can give them both. So he gets a pass. Ditto for Pelosi with the Catholics. I am quite comfortable with my spiritual relationship, and I don’t need a “church” to “assist me,” maybe you do, and I would respect your choice whatever it may be.


32 posted on 07/11/2014 7:15:20 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387
We would be a whole lot better if organized religion were banished from our planet

No thanks, crazy dud.

33 posted on 07/11/2014 7:35:47 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: vette6387
“The lowest approval numbers came from the “Mormon/Latter-day Saints” group, however, with only 18 percent approving of Obama’s job performance and 78 percent expressing disapproval.

Likely only because Gallup did not differentiate btwn evangelicals and the rest of Prots.

34 posted on 07/12/2014 4:57:31 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: BillyBoy
If you think Muslim=Black I doubt you've met many American Muslims. There are far more Christian blacks in america than Muslim blacks, and most of the "Christian" blacks are totally supportive of Obama.

That is sadly the cultural truth.

35 posted on 07/12/2014 5:01:15 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: SeekAndFind; metmom; boatbums; caww; presently no screen name; redleghunter; ...
Roman Catholics had a 44 percent approval and 51 percent disapproval rating of Obama. Only 37 percent of those in the "Protestant/Other Christian" category expressed approval while 58 percent showed disapproval.

This is consistent.


36 posted on 07/12/2014 5:07:07 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks. And did you know that you have a search engine named from the Bible like you? http://www.seekfind.org/


37 posted on 07/12/2014 6:32:09 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: ansel12

“We would be a whole lot better if organized religion were banished from our planet
No thanks, crazy dud.”

So which “church” did “your God” create? As I recall, only the Catholics claim to be “the church” created by Jesus Christ. Over the centuries, one “church” or another has attempted to “wipe out” the rest. Now it’s the Muzzies cranking up again. Locally, the Presby’s are “at war” with the Mormons. I have a friend who grew up in Texas. After several years of marriage, the wife of one of his sons filed for divorce because she felt she could not have children with him because he belonged to some local “christian sect” different than hers. Really?


38 posted on 07/12/2014 8:35:21 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Your desire to forbid the Christian faith is insane as anything that I have ever heard.


39 posted on 07/12/2014 8:38:40 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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