WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2012 — Results show Muslims may be key voting bloc in swing states nationwide.
On Wednesday, October 24, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT*), will hold a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the results of a poll of American Muslim registered voters.
“The results of our survey show that, because of the razor-thin margins in several swing states, American Muslim voters could be a key voting bloc,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
CAIR’s survey, conducted by an independent research firm in the first two weeks of October, indicates how many American Muslim registered voters are still undecided about who to vote for in the November presidential election and how many will turn out at the polls.
The survey also outlines which issues are important to Muslim voters, which political party Muslims favor, how many Muslim voters have experienced discrimination or kindness post-9/11, and what Muslims think of major foreign policy issues.
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has taken similar polls in past election cycles.