Voters in Alabama and Mississippi may still be split on which Republican they want in the White House, but they agree on this much — in their minds, President Obama is a Muslim.
A stunning 52% of Mississippi respondents to a survey done ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary have bought into the false notion that Obama worships Allah, Public Policy Polling reported Monday. Some 36% said they weren’t sure.
In Alabama, 45% responded in the affirmative when asked the same question and 41% said they weren’t sure, pollsters found.
Obama is a Christian. But many conservative Republicans just refuse to believe that despite ample evidence to the contrary, pollster Jim Williams said.
“I don’t have an explanation for that,” said Williams. “All I can say is that we have looked at that in other places in the past and it’s never really gone away. You’re dealing with an extremely conservative portion of the electorate in two extremely conservative states.”
Mississippi and Alabama are also deeply religious states that generally rank at or close to the bottom in most state education rankings.........................