With recent polling showing that a significant percentage of GOP voters think President Obama is a Muslim, the question of the president’s faith may rear its head again as the upcoming election cycle heats up.
A recently released book claimed Obama himself blamed Fox News for the persistant “rumors” on his faith.
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In his new book, “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party,” Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn reportedly writes “that after the midterm elections, Obama told labor leaders in December 2010 that he held Fox partly responsible for him ‘losing white males.’
In the book, Corn recounted that he heard Obama saying: “…Fed by Fox News, they hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7, and it begins to seep in…The Republicans have been at this for 40 years. They have new resources, but the strategy is old.”
Indeed, a Public Policy Polling survey recently found that among 506 likely GOP primary voters in Illinois, 39 percent of believe that Obama is a Muslim. In Alabama the number was 45 percent; Mississippi had 52 percent classifying Obama as a Muslim, according to the same poll.
Read More at Klein Online. By Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily.