Monday, July 03, 2006

A Mormon for President? Voters Balk

"More than twice as many say they'd oppose a Muslim or a Latter-day Saint than a Jew or a Catholic. Mitt Romney could have a problem."

This link is to a recent poll reported in the LA times. The two interesting findings were that over half of those polled said that they would not vote for a Muslim for President and over one third said they would not vote for a Mormon. Nowhere have I read that those polled were "likely voters." I think that questions in a nationwide poll about whether one would vote for a Mormon says much about Governor Romney's viability as the GOP candidate for the Presidency. On the other hand, the results do not sound good for Governor Romney.


Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

I don't think this polling represents ANY kind of trouble for ROmney. The voters in our country will be well versed in Romney and realized that he is solid on the issues; that he is a strong leader. Mormonism will fade away as an issue and Romney should do a good job at diffusing this.

I think this is just a poll to find out the religions that people are uncomfortable with (hey, if you didn't know any mormons and your preacher told you in summer bible school that Mormons are a cult . . . then you sure wouldn't want some unknown Mormon as your president!)

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