Majority of Americans agree with Ben Carson, say a Muslim should not be president

ben carson1Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson caused a firestorm of controversy when he said that he could not support a Muslim for president.  He later backtracked and said that he could not advocate supporting anyone who wants a theocracy, regardless of their religion.

But a YouGov poll released Friday indicates that a majority of Americans agree with Carson.  Moreover, a majority of Americans said Carson should not apologize for his statement.

Here’s the infographic from YouGov:

Which Candidate Do You Support in the Republican Primaries?

carson1-3YouGov added:

The views are consistent with Americans’ continued negative perception of the Islam in general. 55% have an unfavorable opinion of the religion in the survey, the same as when the question was last asked in March 2015.

Several of Carson’s critics pointed to a clause in the Constitution which says that there can be no religious test for public office in the United States.

Keep in mind that a majority of Muslims in America want Sharia law and nearly 25 percent support violence against “infidels.”


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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