Deep South Still Believes President Obama is a Muslim

Monday, March 12, 2012

According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, a majority of Republicans in Alabama and Mississippi still cling to the belief that President Obama is a Muslim.

In Alabama, 45% of Republican voters think Obama is a Muslim, while 41% are not sure. In Mississippi, a whopping 52% of Republicans think Obama is Muslim, while 36% are unsure.

Honestly folks, I’m beginning to think President Lincoln was wrong.

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12 Responses to Deep South Still Believes President Obama is a Muslim

  1. DMason says:

    The Deep South is stuck in a social and cultural rut. Atlanta is the only exception. But even the rest of Georgia is no different from Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

  2. Craig says:

    Someone needs to take a statistics class —45% doesn’t represent a majority of people. These are the people who responded that they positively thought he was of the Muslim faith. That 45% is not the majority. Same cannot be said of Mississippi as 52% of those surveyed believe he is of that faith. 52% would be a majority in that situation. Keep in mind the poll might have only been a random sampling of 50 people in both states and been financed by the Bill Maher ‘I hate the South’ fund. Regardless, in AL it’s not the majority.

  3. The Real Adam says:

    Craig – Bill Maher has what to do with this topic? Not a damned thing.

    As for your statistics parsing, in both examples; majorities — Alabama 45% and Mississippi 52%, believe Obama is a Muslim. If you click the hyperlink, in the Alabama sampling 45% believe Obama is a Muslim, and 41% are not sure, while 14% say Obama is not a Muslim. Didn’t you take statistics in college or at very least, in trade school?

  4. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    Ever listen to talk radio? The callers from the south think Obama is Satan.

    They’re robotic in their hatred for him. Not his policies but personally. Callers from the south see Obama as the anti-Christ. Of course, what they really dislike about him is the color of his skin.

    They see him as an uppity black man who has no bidness in the White House.

  5. Perhaps these people should look at the Constitution. There is nothing that says that anyone inside or outside of government cannot be a Muslim or must be a Christian.

  6. Craig says:

    Yes, I did click through –to find out that 41% of those respondents were uncertain of his religious beliefs. That doesn’t mean they think he’s a Muslim. Otherwise they would have responded Muslim like the ones falling into the 45% group. Obviously you didn’t take statistics or journalism to know not only how to read a poll but how to write about the results. Personally, I don’t care about any of the candidates– Republican or Democratic sides. The options are not good. However what is most disturbing is the lack of either side to see the other sides view and try to work through differences. People go into attack mode & bend facts to support their own ignorance!

  7. ultra says:

    Craig, we can’t work out our differences with people like Boehner and Cantor because they are too extreme in their views — no middle ground is acceptable to them. Obama has tried and tried to establish a middle ground with Congressional Republicans, but to no avail. In my opinion, he has tried too hard to please them, while neglecting his own base of political support.

    Technically speakly, the 45% result in Alabama is a plurality, rather than a majority. However, I think that you are nitpicking. The results of this poll reveal the shocking disconnect between these southern Republicans and reality. And please don’t lecture me about statistics, Craig, because I used to teach statistics at the college level and I have taken many statistics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. You can’t hold even a tiny candle to me in this department.

  8. Craig says:

    You are right on one subject, I can’t hold a candle to you…because obviously you have a very short wick…in more ways than one.

  9. Randy Arroyo says:

    Alabama? Mississippi? Who cares? Obama didn’t carry them in 2008 and he won’t carry them in 2012 either. The south is a lost cause. I’m sure they would restore slavery if they thought they could get away with it and not face an international backlash. Let them drown in their ignorance.

  10. feminazi says:

    The flat earthers believe many strange things. One such oddity is that all life on earth started 6,000 years ago. Christian extremists believe this. They also believe in creationism and reject evolution. It is no accident that the people who reject science and fact also think President Obama is a Muslim.

  11. Muslim or not. He is WRONG fro America.

  12. vlad says:

    the south is in a cultural rut with the exception of atlanta huh?lmao.spoken like a true pinhead.

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