18 % of Republicans ,19 % of independents wont vote for a Mormon in 2012

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. PRINCETON, NJ -- Though the vast majority of Americans say they would vote for their party's nominee for president in 2012 if that person happens to be a Mormon, 22% say they would not, a figure largely unchanged since 1967.

    The question is mainly relevant to the Republican and independent vote in 2012, given that the current Republican front-runner, Mitt Romney, is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon church, and that another Mormon, former Utah Gov. and former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, may enter the race for the GOP nomination as early as next week.

    The new Gallup poll, conducted June 9-12, finds nearly 20% of Republicans and independents saying they would not support a Mormon for president. That is slightly lower than the 27% of Democrats saying the same.

    The largest differences in opposition to voting for a Mormon for president are by educational level, with adults who have not attended college more resistant than those with some college experience or college graduates. This educational pattern is seen in attitudes about voting for someone from almost all of the specific religious or demographic groups tested in the poll.

    There are no significant differences on this question by gender, age, region of the country, or religious preference. Additionally, the views of Americans who attend their place of worship weekly are no different from those of less frequent attenders or non-attenders.

    Opposition to Mormon President Among the Most Common Voting Bias

    At 22%, Americans' resistance to electing a Mormon president, even one nominated by their own party, is exceeded only by their opposition to electing someone who is either gay or lesbian (32%) or an atheist (49%). By contrast, less than half as many, 10%, say they would not vote for a Hispanic, and fewer than 10% would not vote for a nominee who is Jewish, Baptist, Catholic, female, or black.

  2. How many would not vote for a Muslim?
  3. I found it interesting that Democrats were even less tolerant than Republicans and Independents.

    "The poll revealed that 27 percent of Democrats would not be willing to vote for a presidential candidate of their party who happened to be Mormon. Among Republicans, that number was only 18 percent."

    Rejecting a candidate solely on the basis of religion -- without knowing anything else about the candidate -- is ignorant, to say the least.

  4. Democrats elected the first catholic,Democrats elected the first African American,they seem to have concerns about guys who wear magic underoos though
  5. I wont vote for him either. Not because he's a mormon however. The first Catholic was a disaster; Kennedy was not unlike W in terms of policy. That was back when Repubs were the anti war party. The first (half) African American has also been a complete nose dive.