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obama20.jpgThis article from Congressional Quarterly is mostly on the dramatic shift among Muslims from the Republican to the Democratic column in the last eight years, but it does suggest that Obama will handily beat Hillary Clinton among Muslims:

This year, the bulk of Muslim support is likely to go to Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, said Mukit Hossain, a political consultant to the Muslim American Society, which has taken a leading role in mobilizing Muslim Americans to vote and be active in political life.
Obama, whose Kenyan relatives include Muslims and who lived in majority-Muslim Indonesia as a child, has courted Muslim voters, saying he would be more understanding of their concerns because of his background.

Anyone else find it ironic that the candidate who’s denouncing rumors that he’s a Muslim as vicious smears is the one mostly likely to benefit from Muslim support?


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