The New Swing Vote: Muslims

Because of their concentration in swing states and increasing political engagement, Muslim voters could play a divisive role in choosing our next president, according to a new study released this month by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). Farid Senzai, ISPU's director and the study author, points to Florida as an example. "In 2000, a few hundred votes decided the election; an estimated 60,000 Muslims in Florida voted for Bush," Senzai wrote on April 2nd in The New York Times. "Florida’s Muslim population, which has been growing since the 1980s, is now estimated by some to include 124,000 registered voters. No campaigner can afford to disregard them."

April 30th, 2012 15:11 pm

The American Muslim community has much more in common with Mitt Romney than Barack Obama from the standpoint of faith, especially faith in Jesus Christ.

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