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CNS | CAIR Poll: More Than 85% of American Muslims Picked Obama

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)  released the results of an informal exit poll on Friday that shows more  than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Barack Obama  in Tuesday’s election.

That number is lower than a similar poll conducted in 2008 that showed 89 percent of American Muslims cast a ballot for Obama.

CAIR conducted the informal survey of 650 American Muslim voters,  with just 4 percent of respondents stating that they voted for Mitt  Romney.

Poll findings:

  • 95.5 percent of the Muslim voters said they went to the polls on Nov. 6.
  • 85.7 percent cast their ballots to re-elect President Obama.
  • 4.4 percent of respondents said they voted for Mitt Romney.
  • States with the highest number of survey respondents (in  descending order) were California, New York, Texas, Virginia, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,  and Ohio.
  • 41.5 percent said they consider themselves Democrats. A similar  number, 40.6 percent, consider themselves politically independent.  Only 7.4 percent said they are Republican.


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