Elect a Mormon for President?
Americans are divided on whether they would elect a Mormon to be President of the United States. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked, would you vote for a U.S. presidential candidate of the Mormon faith? By a narrow margin, 39% of those polled said they would, 36% said they would not, 25% had no opinion or did not choose to answer the question.
There are two Republican presidential candidates of the Mormon faith, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Among Republicans, 48% said they would vote for a Mormon, 29% said they would not, 23% did not offer an opinion. Democrats were less likely to vote for a Mormon presidential candidate with 46% saying they would not, 28% said they would, 27% had no opinion. Independents said they would vote for a Mormon by a narrow margin with 39% saying they would vote for a Mormon versus 34% who said they would not. Twenty-seven percent of Independents did not have an opinion on the question.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,133 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 15, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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