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Thursday, November 13, 2008

The American Muslim Vote....'08

"...89 percent of respondents voted for Obama, while only 2 percent voted for McCain."

"...95 percent of Muslims polled cast a ballot in this year's presidential election--the highest turnout in a U.S. election ever--and 14 percent of those were first-time voters."

"U.S. Muslims favored Obama in greater numbers than did Hispanics (67 percent of whom voted for Obama) and nearly matched that of African-Americans, 93 percent of whom voted for Obama."

"More than two thirds who were polled said the economy was the most important issue affecting their decision on Nov. 4th, while 16 percent said the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan informed their vote..."

"...more than two thirds of American Muslims polled say they consider themselves to be Democrats, while only 4 percent see themselves as Republicans (29 percent identified themselves as Independents)." [BIG DIFFERENCE FROM 2000 and 2004]


Thomas said...

Great to see that American Muslims are getting more politically involved.

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