Muslim voters could swing election, report finds
April 3rd, 2012
03:58 PM ET
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Muslim voters could swing election, report finds

(CNN) - The number of Muslims in the United States is tiny - less than one in 100 Americans - but their votes could sway the results of the presidential election in November, a new study says.

That's because they are concentrated in a number of key swing states, says Farid Senzai, the author of the report.

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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    This isn't good news for republicans. They've said every demonizing thing in regards to Islam except that muslims are children of God too. Peter King with his senseless hearings are not making things any better for them either.

    April 3, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Oops. I guess that must have been overlooked by the republican hatred machine.

    April 3, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  3. obama victim

    well that is Barry....aren't they all realted??

    April 3, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Now why did you have to come out say that for? You just opened up a whole new fear campaign.

    April 3, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    Nice! The GOBP keeps shooting itself in the foot by alienating the entire electorate, with the exception of wealthy white men and racists. Nice party!

    April 3, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  6. Obama Doubling down on Socialism

    Well Obama is always bragging about how many Muslim terrorists he's killing so I wonder how this will help him in the all important Muslim vote count. I guess he can fall back on how many times he's thrown Israel under the bus to get their vote though.

    April 3, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  7. diridi

    Two wars on Muslim Lands, they should stop voting for any Republican idiot....

    April 3, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. IndependentMom

    Really CNN? The GOP has alienated every ethnic group in our nation!

    GOP ...... is going down in November!

    April 3, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  9. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    "Well Obama is always bragging about how many Muslim terrorists he's killing so I wonder how this will help him in the all important Muslim vote count."

    See, only an idiot would ever "wonder" about that. The rest of us sane people with working brains are fully capable of seeing which party demonizes NON-terrorist Muslims and which party does not.

    April 3, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Some right wingnut said Obama is always bragging about how many Muslim terrorists he's killing. While it may be over their head, not all Muslims are terrorists, regardless of what the republican party and Fox foreign owned media tells you. As for Obama always bragging, that is bull s*#t! People who are not tuned into the 24/7 hate machine know that.

    April 3, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  11. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Well Obama is always bragging about how many Muslim terrorists he's killing so I wonder how this will help him in the all important Muslim vote count.
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    This is precisely what is wrong with republicans. Ya'll think every muslim is a terrorist. And that is a dangerous stereotype and it's appalling. This President went to Cairo to make peace with the Muslim world. Which made me respect him that much more. Your guy Dubya lied us into a war at the cost of thousands of American and Iraqi lives. I think an apology was in order. We are not at war with Islam no matter how much Fox News brainwashes you.

    April 3, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The GOP has alienated, women, the poor, workers, seniors, veterans, college students, Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, Muslims, Buddhists, and most religions outside the teavangelicals. The only people left for the GOP is the groupthat they seem to cater to are rich white billionaires and heavily armed chicken hawks.

    April 3, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  13. Ann

    I find itnhighly unlikely that the Muslim vote is going to sway our elections, plus the men do not allow the women to vote..just saying

    April 3, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  14. Obama Doubling down on Socialism

    diridi - Two wars on Muslim Lands,
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    Obama has said the Afghan war was "the good war". Are you referring to the war in Libya that was all Obama? BTW, Democrats always love to avoid the FACT that they voted FOR the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yes, convenient memory loss? Or permanent brain damage???

    April 3, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    These Muslim people are smart, they know and understand our political system better than most of us, so don't assume just because they are Muslims they will vote based on a particular party.

    April 3, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  16. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    All religion is a pox on society. In my view, it is to blame for most of our conflicts.

    April 3, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  17. The REAL TRUTH...

    @Obama Doubling down on Socialism – Well Obama is always bragging about how many Muslim terrorists he's killing so I wonder how this will help him in the all important Muslim vote count.
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    Our American Muslim's are smart enough to realize that terrorism help no-one, and most I know fully support his efforts and are peaceful. Unlike certian right wingnuts here. Disagree – even when they are present with facts – and continue with their pathetic immature mud-slinging.

    April 3, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  18. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Ann – I think you must be thinking of the Taliban. You get that from watching Fox foreign owned media with a hint of Saudi. You should tune off Hanoi Hannity.

    April 3, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  19. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Doubling down – We did not get mired down for 10 years in Libya. Actually, we did not lose any soldiers or spend a trillion dollars. Obama seems to know how to wage a war: build a coalition.

    April 3, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  20. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    @ Rudy NYC.....

    I agree with you 100% on this one. This "fact" didn't even needed to be brought out because all it does is stir up right wing hate mongers and idiots. Proof to that is who has responded so far and what they have said.

    April 3, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  21. GI Joe

    Muslims are NOT all terrorists. Not all Baptists (think Timothy McVey) are terrorists.

    Not all Catholics are terrorists (Think Ireland).

    What's with you republicans? Are you afraid they will take your job of terrorizing people?

    April 3, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  22. VA VERY Ex Republican

    To truth, doubling down (Thinking he/she is Vegas) and all devoted republicans, here is a fact that you all missed 4-6 years ago: all right wing Muslims (and I mean committed by saying right wing like the evangilicals and not the crazy ones) were hard line republicans (Myself included) that you managed with your infinite wisdom into democrats or independents (hehehehe) and I being one who converted to independent from a right wing, Iraq war and GWB supporter former and never again republican will vote for Obama everyday of the weak as long something called Tea party exists on the face of this planet. so blame no one but yourself. YOU alienated US and not the other way. its enough to hear holy Santorum saying that Muslims should be subject to more security screening at airports to turn against republicans or having Sarah Palin or this Fox news idiot O'Riley open their dumb mouths. You guys would turn Jesus himself against by your big mouth and stupid actions driven by hate, racism (I am white) and by what you have done to the country and the people the past 3 and 1/2 years.

    April 3, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  23. VA VERY Ex Republican

    @ The Real Truth, I am a proud right wingnut on Social and Fiscal issues and will vote for Obama so you did not get it right this time my friend since I support POTUS actions against terrorism.
    @Ann: what planet do you live on????? seriously?????? I had to drag my wife to voting place back in 2008 to vote for Obama so stop this garbage about men not letting their women vote which by the way is something that exists in every religion or cluture (not that I think its right or I approve it) and if you read history assuming that you know how to read you will find that women were not allowed to vote in the USA and Orthdox Jews do not allow women to show in pictures so spare the garbage and go educate yourself about Islam. Maybe you should go to Youtube from now on instead of Fox News and Bill Maher.

    April 3, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  24. The REAL TRUTH...

    @VA VERY Ex Republican

    Well stated!!

    April 3, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  25. The REAL TRUTH...

    @VA VERY Ex Republican –

    @ The Real Truth, I am a proud right wingnut on Social and Fiscal issues and will vote for Obama so you did not get it right this time my friend since I support POTUS actions against terrorism.
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    Hey, no-ones perfect. As an independent, I'm willing to admit it. But have to disagree. The one thing terroriss 0 of any kind – have going for them is societies rules and law. The objective is to strike fear into the hearst of innoncents. Perhaps they will think twice if the full weight of the US Armed Forces comes down on them (and their families) in the middle of the night. It's force with force, fear with fear. It's the ONLY way to deter them. The weight of the law has failed immeasureably in that regard and they know it.

    April 3, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
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