Texas Insider Report: Washington, DC — Dr. Ben Carson has been criticized for saying he would oppose a Muslim running for president — but a new poll reveals more than half of all U.S. voters agree. And, Ben Carson is up 6% in the national polls since he made these remarks. It is a testament to the truth that the number is over 50%, considering how aggressively the enemedia attacks those of us who speak candidly about Islam.
They systematically work to destroy voices of freedom. So we must work harder and faster, educating those within our spheres of influence — use Facebook, Twitter, email our articles and websites. It is critical to counter the radical media’s war on the truth.
Another interesting tidbit: Ben Carson said today that the contributions are pouring in, in light of his remarks concerning sharia in the White House — despite all the media backlash. Heads must be exploding at Hamas-CAIR offices nationwide.
Expect a media blitz to re-educate us. At least half the country understands the implications of what having a Muslim president could mean. Having lived under an islamophiliac President for seven years has been one long terrible lesson.
A practicing Muslim would most likely act no differently than President Obama has, and Americans have had enough. Free speech is in the cross-hairs, and whole non-Muslim populations are being ethnically cleansed in Muslim countries as a result of Obama’s disastrous, pro-jihad foreign policy. Basta.
Dr. Ben Carson has been criticized for saying he would oppose a Muslim running for president — but a new poll reveals that more than half of all U.S. voters agree.
The telephone survey by Rasmussen Reports found that 51% of likely U.S. voters would not personally be willing to vote for a Muslim president.
Only 28% say they would support a Muslim in the White House and 20% are undecided.
Fifty-two percent say most of their family, friends and co-workers also would not be willing to vote for a Muslim president, with only 15% saying they would, and 32% not sure.
By comparison, 78% said they could vote for a black president after Barack Obama won enough delegates to be the Democratic nominee in 2008.
According to the poll, Republicans are more than twice as likely as Democrats — 73 % to 35% — to say they would not personally vote for a Muslim to be U.S. president.
And a plurality — 48% — of voters not affiliated with either major party agrees.
“The large number of undecideds suggests that many voters are unwilling to reveal their opinion on what is seen as a controversial topic,” Rasmussen said.
In addition, those under 40 are more supportive of a Muslim president than their elders are, but even younger voters don’t have much confidence in their family, friends and relatives to agree, Rasmussen said.
As well, whites are much less likely to say they would vote for a Muslim president than are blacks and other minority voters.
Fifty-seven percent of whites say their family, friends and relatives would not vote to put a Muslim in the White House, but just 40% of blacks and 41% of other minority voters agree.
Last Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carson said:
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.
“If [a president’s faith is] inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter.”
But while he’s been under fire from Islamic groups, Democrats, and some key Republicans, the fallout has actually helped his campaign.
On Wednesday, Armstrong Williams, the retired neurosurgeon’s campaign adviser, told Newsmax TV that Carson’s campaign coffers are seeing an increase in donations following his statement.
“The response is overwhelming,” Williams said to Dennis Michael Lynch, guest host of “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
The Rasmussen poll also found 71% of Americans think political correctness is a problem in America today. As well, 73% think Americans have to be careful not to say something politically incorrect to avoid getting in trouble.
And in questions posed by Rasmussen about press coverage of politicians:
Seventy-five percent of voters believe when it comes to covering prospective presidential candidates, the media is more interested in creating controversies about them than it is in reporting where they stand on the issues.
Pamela Geller is the founder, editor & publisher of Atlas Shrugs.com and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She is the author of Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (WND Books). She is a regular columnist for World Net Daily, the American Thinker, Breitbart.com and other publications.