75 percent of Republicans say they’re ‘less likely’ to vote for a Muslim: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Global Post: WASHINGTON — Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon seeking the Republican presidential nomination, drew fire last month when he said he would not “advocate” for a Muslim president, but it turns out that most Republicans agree with him.

In a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted Sept. 23-30, 75 percent of Republican voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who is Muslim. When narrowed to just likely Republican primary voters, the total jumped to 84 percent.

Carson made his original comments on Sept. 20, and although he sparked a wave of condemnation from various quarters, he has been holding his own in the polls, frequently coming in second behind Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

“Is it possible that maybe the media thinks it’s a bigger deal than the American people do?” Carson said in an interview on Sunday. “Because American people, the majority of them, agree and they understand exactly what I am saying.”


Leave a Reply