New Gallup Poll- 1 out of 5 won't vote for a Mormon

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    Gallup has made similar findings in the past, but this is interesting.

    Bias Against a Mormon Presidential Candidate Same as in 1967

    But there is a silver lining for this for Mittens... A lot of people don't know he's a Mormon, yet.

    Of course, the usual crowd will whine about bigotry and prejudice and the usually invectives like "better a Mormon than a Keynan Muslim Marxist!!!" But I think it's telling that Romney has gone out of his way not to talk about his religion.

    My own opinion is "82% unaware of how batshit crazy Mormons actually are" would have been a better headline.
     
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    Thanks for confirming that Democrats are bigots.
     
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    When Gallup took the same poll last year, the numbers were 18% of Republicans, 19% of Independents and 27% of Democrats. So the number has moved down 8% for Republicans (you all fall into line like whipped dogs. Well, most of you, I refused to.) and 3% for Democrats. It's the number for independents which has remained unchanged, and that's the one Romney needs to worry about. The Democrats weren't going to vote for him anyway.

    In U.S., 22% Are Hesitant to Support a Mormon in 2012
     
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    That’s unfortunate.

    Romney should be rejected because he’s wrong on the issues, not because of his religion. But for most Americans voting for president is ‘personal.’
     
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    Didn't you just say the negativity numbers increased?
     
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    No, I didn't. But thanks for playing.
     
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    LOL:

    'Negativity toward a Mormon candidate increases'

    So you are a bigot and a liar.
     
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    Why not? Hell they voted for an incompetent boob in 2008
     
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    Actually, Romney's Mormonism is the diffrence between my voting for the GOP while holding my nose (like I did with McCain and Dole) and voting for a Democrat for the first time in my life.

    The GOP has a lot of problems beyond Romney's bizarre freakish cult. They've lost touch with working people, spend too much time pandering to all the other religious nutbags, and are subserveant to Wall Street against America's interests. And Romney does nothing to fix any of those problems. I used to think we could work to fix those things from the inside.

    But for me, the LDS thing is the dealbreaker.
     
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    1) that was the wording of the Gallup Article, not my words.

    2) You leave out half the sentence... which states it increase not from the last time this poll was taken but along party lines. Here, i'll help you you, here's the part of the sentence you left out...

    Oh, gee, the whole sentence actually takes on a completely different meaning, doesn't it?
     
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