One in Four U.S. Muslims Undecided as Election Nears

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Yalla Vote a national campaign aiming at mobilizing the Arab American community to participate in the November local and presidential elections. (Photo by Raed Rafei)

Yalla Vote a national campaign aiming at mobilizing the Arab American community to participate in the November local and presidential elections. (Photo by Raed Rafei)

WASHINGTON

More than 90 percent of American Muslim voters plan to go to the polls on November 6, but one in four have yet to decide who to back, a survey released Wednesday by an advocacy group suggested.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said 68 percent of the 500 registered Muslim voters interviewed by pollsters in the first two weeks of October favored President Barack Obama, a Democrat.

 

Another seven percent said they would cast their ballots for Republican challenger Mitt Romney – but the remaining 25 percent had yet to decide between the two candidates.

“These results indicate that a large percentage of American Muslim voters are still open to appeals from presidential candidates, CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad said in a statement. READ MORE alarabiya.