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Muslim voters don't show up in the exit polls — yet
by Lauren Markoe
The nation knows how evangelicals, Protestants and Catholics voted on Election Day. There is hard data on much smaller religious groups — Mormons and Jews. We even have the numbers to distinguish between the voting preferences of white and Latino Catholics.
But Muslim voters? No.
That's because — at 1 percent of the electorate — Muslim Americans barely register in the national exit polls.
Pollsters and other students of politics say the day has not yet come when the Muslim vote, nationally, makes a significant imprint on the elections. But that doesn't mean that they lack meaningful statistics on how Muslims in America lean politically. Nor does it mean that politicians can safely ignore this demographic.
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