Donald Trump Earns More Muslim Support Than Rest of GOP Field Combined
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)–an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial, and a designated terror organization in the United Arab Emirates–conducted a poll of 2000 Muslim voters throughout six Super Tuesday states.
The results, released Wednesday, were surprising.
While Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16% earned 46% and 25% support, respectively, Donald Trump has the support of 11% of Muslims, more than the rest of the GOP field combined.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% comes in second with 4%, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% wins 2%, John Kasich just 1%.
Among Republican Muslims, their number one concern is the economy (38%), followed by Islamophobia (14%), health care (12%), and foreign policy (10%). Democrat Muslims are primarily concerned with Islamophobia (27%), followed by the economy (19%), health care (13%), foreign policy (12%), and civil liberties (10%).
A full 67% of the Muslims polled are Democrats; 18% are Republicans; 10% declined to answer.I work with a Muslim man who is a Trump supporter.
I've never asked him why.