Religious Americans Losing Faith In Obama

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    Religious Americans, regardless of what religion, are losing significant faith in President Obama.

    Poll after poll indicates Americans with increasing doubts over President Obama’s abilities to handle the job of President of the United States. A recent and quite large Gallup survey of nearly 300,000 Americans shows Obama now losing significant support from people of faith in the United States – numbers that warn of potential re-election disaster for Obama in 2012.
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    Interesting regarding the Muslim vote - for a religion considered to be so "conservative" it is rather remarkable they are so supportive of someone so progressive - though that number appears to be in decline of late...
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    American Muslims continue to give Obama high marks – nearly 78% approval. Even Muslims support of Obama has fallen though, down nearly eight points since 2009.


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    I think it has something to do with his sympathies toward their religion. (Why they liked him so much that is)




    And... no, Im not saying he is a muslim. I really could care less if he is or not. (not trying to highjack your thread with that Sinatra - I promise)
     
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    According to the poll, Muslim Americans have traditionally favored Democrats heavily. Again, that seems interesting given their penchant for "conservative" values, values that are more conservative than the traditional American political version of the term. (particularly concerning views on women, homosexuals, etc)

    It has to be the last segment of this poll that really has the Obama White House concerned though...
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    And the all-important Protestant category, representing the greatest number of overall voters, is turning against the president in significant numbers. Last year 58% of Protestants approved of Obama. Now only 43% of Protestants are satisfied with the president.

    If Obama does not improve these numbers among Americans of faith, his hopes of re-election in 2012 might just require a miracle.


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    Sinatra, the take is fairly simple. Muslims distrust Republicans because so many of them are evangelicals who support Israel and think Islam is the harbor of Satan's little imps.

    The implication that Obama is worried is nonsense. He does not expect to do well with evangelicals any more than most Dems expect. BHO beat them in 2008, and the evangels will not make the difference in 2012 because their numbers are shrinking in terms of electoral signficance.
     
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    Well, that's fine by me. We need to have faith in God, not Obama. Even if he is the President.
     
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    The remark of Maeser is that of a criminal, Avatar.

    The comment from the Doctrine & Covenants is about the best description of the Republican Party since 1980 that has ever been written.
     
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    The Messiah needs to perform another miracle. How about the casting down the staff and it turns into a crawling republican? I could go for that. Water into wine is getting old. The fish & the loaf of bread!! That would be a great one, kind of spread it around to all the people.
     
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    AH - I believe you are correct. Yes, the support of Israel is likely among the root causes of Muslim Americans distaste for Republicans.

    As to Obama not being worried - you are quite wrong on that count. The significant drop in Protestant support, if not improved, will make it very difficult for Obama in 2012 - to say nothing of his almost as significant drop in Catholic American support.

    The dude is in big trouble right now...
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    Catholic Americans show a decided shift against Obama from a little over a year ago. Last year Catholics gave Obama 67% approval. That number has now fallen to an all time low of just 50% approval.



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    Nah, not worried at all. You have nothing to support your suspicion. He did very poorly among evangelicals last time, will the next time, but no weakening is established among traditional and historical Christian voters.
     

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