Half of GOP Voters in Miss., Ala. Think Obama Is Muslim

Only 12% said he was Christian in Public Policy Polling survey
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2012 10:53 AM CDT
Barack Obama, then Democratic senatorial candidate, prays during a services at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in this Oct. 31, 2004 file photo.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

(Newser) – Despite years of assertions to the contrary, a chunk of voters continue to believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Mediaite noticed this nugget in this morning's Public Policy Polling survey from Alabama and Mississippi: Asked what religion the president is, a whopping 45% of GOP voters in Alabama, and 52% in Mississippi said "Muslim." Only 14% in Alabama and 12% in Mississippi said "Christian," with the rest unsure.

For the record, Obama is a Christian. Indeed, one Messiah College professor wrote last month that "Obama may be the most explicitly Christian president in American history," referencing his faith more often even than George W. Bush.

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