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    A survey from a leading advocacy group finds American Muslims worried about Islamophobia and the economy, and backing Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and—yes—Trump.

    That makes the finding of a new survey of Muslim voters particularly remarkable: Incredibly, he’s third in the race, and top among Republican contenders, according to a new study from the Council on American-Islamic Relations. About 7.5 percent of those surveyed said they support Trump—though that trails far behind Hillary Clinton (52 percent) and Bernie Sanders (22 percent).

    That’s the most surprising finding from the survey, though it should be taken with several grains of salt. Trump’s surprisingly high standing may have more to do with his own name recognition than with real, enduring support. Moreover, the result comes from a survey rather than a formal poll. CAIR identified 2,000 people who it believed were Muslim voters by matching voter rolls with a list of traditional Muslim first and last times. The respondents were chosen from the six states with the highest Muslim populations: California, New York, Illinois, Florida, Texas, and Virginia.

    That means the survey may not have the scientific accuracy of a Gallup poll, but it may be the best snapshot we’ll get of the Muslim vote in 2016. There isn’t much good polling on Muslims in the U.S. The number of Muslim voters is still small—perhaps 2 million—but it’s expected to double by 2050. Muslim voters are also thought to have strong turnout, and, in fact, CAIR’s survey found that 74 percent of the registered voters polled intend to vote in this year’s election.
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    It shouldn't be surprising that not all muslims are part of this hive mind that won't vote for anyone who is either muslim or pro-muslim.

    But then again put yourself in the shoe of somebody who went through the immigration system legally, you would probably want others to have to do the same too.
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    Lots of American-Muslims supported Obama and look what he's helped do to the Middle East. Still there are Muslims who believe he is their friend because he attends the odd mosque. What they're doing is grooming the Muslim American population into forever supporting them. If that is the case never expect any real change.

    People never learn. All this identity politics is used by the elites to get us to vote for puppets.

    Did none of you see the CNN debate a couple of days ago? Trump actually sounded like the moderate at times over some of these other guys.
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    (Original post by Darth Kek)
    Lots of American-Muslims supported Obama and look what he's helped do to the Middle East. Still there are Muslims who believe he is their friend because he attends the odd mosque. What they're doing is grooming the Muslim American population into forever supporting them. If that is the case never expect any real change.

    People never learn. All this identity politics is used by the elites to get us to vote for puppets.

    Did none of you see the CNN debate a couple of days ago? Trump actually sounded like the moderate at times over some of these other guys.
    But don't you think Trump is moderate?
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    I'm confused at your first paragraph.
    (Original post by Jebedee)
    It shouldn't be surprising that not all muslims are part of this hive mind that won't vote for anyone who is either muslim or pro-muslim.

    But then again put yourself in the shoe of somebody who went through the immigration system legally, you would probably want others to have to do the same too.
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    Some people like to be nice to their tormentor in the hope they will be treated more kindly. Generally, it doesn't work.
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    "Some American Muslims support Donald Trump"

    Yes and some Muslims eat pork, so I am not even surprised at this point.
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    Some American Muslims are probably a bit too worried about terrorism. Surprise surprise.
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    Muslims are not a homogeneous group of people who think identically.
 
 
 
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