A University of Texas poll to be released will show a statewide survey of 550 registered voters has one very surprising finding: 23 percent of Texans are convinced that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is a Muslim.
It would not surprise me to discover that the same 23% also believe that the moon landing was faked and the earth is 6000 years old!
Obama is a Christian who was embroiled in a controversy earlier this year about his two-decade membership in Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Yet just 45 percent of those polled identified the Illinois senator as a Protestant.
The Obama-is-a-Muslim confusion is caused by fallacious Internet rumors and radio talk-show gossip. McCain went so far at one of his town hall meetings to grab a microphone from a woman who claimed that Obama was an Arab.
The Texas numbers are unusual because most national polls show that just 5 to 10 percent of Americans still believe Obama is a Muslim — less than half the number of Texans who buy into the debunked theories.
The telephone poll was conducted by the Texas Politics Project and Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin. The poll was conducted from Oct. 15 to 22, and had a margin of error of 4.2 percentage points
EDITORIAL NOTE: I believe that the most important statement made concerning Barack Obama being a Muslim or not was made by General Colin Powell who said, “Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer's no, that's not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president?”
It is important that we remember to keep our priorities and perspectives in a healthy order. Don’t you agree?
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Barack Hussein Obama Muslim documentation - make of this what you will but this shows that Barack Hussein Obama was and still is a Muslim.
Obama's Muslim faith - In an interview, Barry Hussein slips up and reveals just what kind of faith he has:. Well, I did my early voting yesterday, and cast my vote against Islam and Sharia Law. Sorry, I ain't gonna vote for a baby-killing Muslim.
Re: Author of Obama Muslim rumor replaces it with Communist rumor - no sir. although ronin hood was a christian. jeff dinces.