Majority of GOP, Plurality of Democrats Agree with Ben Carson that a Muslim Shouldn’t be President!

The topline figure: 57 percent of the public overall agree with Carson that a Muslim shouldn’t be put in charge of the country versus just 27 percent who disagree, with another 52 percent claiming that he shouldn’t apologize for what he said. It’s Democrats who’ve been doing most of the scolding, though, and so it’s Democrats whose numbers are most interesting here.

Sometimes in polls that touch on religion, you’ll find an alignment between Republicans and black voters. Not this time. A near-majority of blacks disagree with Carson, which means that it’s white and Latino Democrats who are mostly driving the skepticism towards Islam on the left. The results by race when voters are asked if they agree with the statement “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation”:


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