Poll: 85% of Muslims Voted for Obama

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic civil rights organization, found in its 2012 presidential exit poll that more than 85% of American Muslims voted for President Barack Obama.

In 2008, 89% of Muslims voted for Obama.

CAIR surveyed 650 American Muslims, and the states with the highest number of respondents were: California, New York, Texas, Virginia, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ohio. 

CAIR's survey found 8.3% of Muslims who voted said they voted for the first time.

In addition, 41.5% of Muslims said they were Democrats, 40.6% independents, and 7.4% Republicans. 


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