29% of Americans Still Think Obama Is a Muslim

But 80% say he was born American
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2015 5:04 PM CDT
President Barack Obama speaks at Macomb Community College last Wednesday in Warren, Mich.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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(Newser) – Bit of bad news for President Obama: The latest CNN/ORC poll shows that nearly a third of Americans and 43% of Republicans still believe he's Muslim. Breaking that down, 39% of adults say he's Protestant or another kind of Christian, 29% say he's Muslim, 14% don't know, and among the remaining numbers, 2% say he's Mormon and 1% say he's Jewish. And according to another recent poll, 66% of Donald Trump supporters say the president is Muslim, reports the Huffington Post. On the upside for Obama, 80% of adults have apparently shrugged off The Donald's concerns and come to believe that Obama was born American, per CNN/ORC. CNN's take seems straightforward: "Obama was born in Hawaii and is a Christian." (Read more President Obama stories.)

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