The question of Barack Obama’s religion has been an issue so often that some confusion amongst registered voters is to be expected. In a recent Pew Poll, the one that found Obama ahead of McCain 48-40, respondents were asked what they thought Obama’s religion was. Only 57% said that he was Christian. 12% said he was Muslim. 25% didn’t know and 1% said he was Jewish.
Jewish?? I dunno, maybe they got him confused with former Israeli Prime Minister, and current Minister of Defense, deputy prime minister and leader of Israel’s Labor Party, Ehud Barack? 43% of registered voters were mistaken about or don’t know the Presidential front runner’s religion – that’s probably more troubling. So how many know the intricacies of his platform? How many know where Canada is on a map? Or Iraq?
From the comments section on the New Republic story:
McCain campaign: “Obama will say or be anything to get elected. Now he’s a Jew!”
Obama campaign response: “Is it too much to ask to pick up the phone and call once in a while?”
Evangelical response: What? Obama’s a Christian? I thought you said he belonged to the UCC.
If he were a Unitarian, he would be close enough to Judaism.
Government assistance to Chinese restaurants to increase 10-fold under Obama’s Blueprint for Change.
Like I said… oy!