Of all major religions in America, Muslims really like Obama the most
As a group, Americans of the Muslim faith give Barack Obama the highest job approval rating of any major religion.
A new Gallup Poll of 275,000 adults this morning finds that while the Democrat's overall approval ratings have dropped across all faiths -- even those Americans without any -- Muslims continue to approve of him the most. And you'll never guess which faith based in Utah thinks the least of the 44th president's job.
Seventy-eight percent of Muslims (down from 86% after Obama's inauguration) now approve of the president's 19-month job performance, while less than one-in-four Mormons (24%) do (down from 43%).
Catholics' job approval has fallen from 67% to 50%. Protestants' from 58% to 43%. Jews' from....
Overall, Gallup finds Americans' approval of Obama's job has dropped in the same time-span from 63% to 48%.
While consistently declining across faiths, Obama, who describes his own faith as Christian, has lost more among Mormons and least among Muslims, a group his administration has made special outreach efforts toward.
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-- Andrew Malcolm
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Photo: Associated Press (Obama announces his support of a mosque near ground zero at a White House Iftar dinner during Ramadan).