Vote Mormon for President?
Bad news for presidential contenders Mitty Romney and Jon Huntsman: Only 35% of Americans and 45% of Republicans said yes when asked if they ever would vote for a Mormon to be president.
A nationwide Poll Position telephone survey found 32% of the American people, including 26% of Republicans, say they would never vote for a Mormon to be the U.S. president.
The survey found a narrow margin of Americans say they would be willing to vote for a candidate of the Mormon faith to the highest office in the U.S. 35% say they would vote for a Mormon while 32% would not. A sizable 33% had no opinion.
By political party 45% of Republicans said they would vote to elect a Mormon with 26% saying no. Democrats were less likely to elect a Mormon. Only 29% said they would vote for a Mormon while 37% said they would not. 39% of Independents said they would vote for a Mormon candidate while 26% said no.
Men are more likely to vote for a Mormon than women. 41% of men said they would vote for a Mormon while only 30% of the women asked responded yes.
The largest group not ready to vote for a Mormon was Hispanic. Only 18% would vote for a Mormon while 42% said they would not.
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Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,053 registered voters nationwide was conducted September 11, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.
The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.
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