July 11, 2014
A Gallup poll released Friday found Obama’s approval among Muslims to be far higher than any other religious group, with 72% of Muslims saying they approved of the president’s performance—28 points higher than any Christian group surveyed and 13 points higher than any other religious group.
The poll, which tracked responses for the first six months of 2014, showed Obama’s approval among Muslims (72/20) to be markedly stronger than most other groups. Obama scored particularly badly with Mormons (18/78), but was also under water with both Protestants (37/58) and Catholics (44/51).
Jewish Americans, atheists/non-religious, and “other non-Christians” gave the president net positive marks, at 55/41, 54/38, and 59/34 respectively.
As Politico notes, the survey “underscores a religious divide when it comes to presidential approval,” a divide generally between Christians and non-Christians, while his extremely high approval among Muslims indicates that his policies have particularly resonated with Muslims far more than any other group.
This article was posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:34 am