Bad news for opponents of Muslims especially Republican Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson who says a Muslim should not be elected president, Americans think differently.
In a new USA/TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, Americans are divided. Although those polled don’t think it’s a realistic possibility, saying 53%-39% a Muslim couldn’t be elected but 49%-40% said they would vote for a qualified Muslim.
= By 53%-40% they would vote for a qualified Atheist. (Wonder what the Christian Right has to say about that?) Democrats are much more likely to say they would vote for a Muslin than Republicans; 63% compared with 26%
= By 93%-3%, they would vote for a qualified Catholic, a huge move since John Kennedy was nominated. Good news for Jeb Bush, Chris Christe, Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio, Republicans and Democrat Martin O’Malley.
= By 94%-4%, good news for females Clinton and Fiorina, they would vote for a qualified female. Only a small difference between Democrats and Republicans, 97% D’s to 92% for R’s.
And there are still some people who will only vote for a qualified candidate.