Politics

Poll: 43 Percent Of Republicans Say Obama Is Muslim

| by Michael Allen
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According to a new poll, 43 percent of Republicans believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim.

The CNN/ORC survey of 1,012 American adults, released on Sept. 13, also found that 29 percent of Americans believe Obama is of the Islamic faith.

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For years, Obama has repeatedly stated his Christian faith, reported The Jerusalem Post and Christian Today.

Obama has also been accused by conservative Christians of favoring Muslims over Christians, reported Talking Points Memo. These accusations continue, despite no substantial evidence of this alleged favoritism. In fact, Obama has bombed seven Muslim countries, according to The Intercept.

The CNN/ORC poll also asked Americans, "Where was Obama born, as far as you know?" A strong majority, 80 percent, say he was born in the U.S., but 9 percent claim there's evidence he was born in a foreign country, while 11 percent have suspicions he was not born in America.

These results counter the truth — which is that Obama was born in Hawaii.

Sources: The Jerusalem Post, CNN, Christian Today, The Intercept, Talking Points Memo / Photo credit: U.S. State Department/Flickr, Wikimedia Commons