Muslims abandon Bush for Kerry -- and prefer Nader, even


Geraldine Sealey
November 3, 2004 6:54AM (UTC)

More than 90 percent of Muslim-Americans voted for John Kerry today, according to preliminary exit poll results from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic civil liberties group. And more Muslim-Americans favored Nader than Bush -- five times more, to be exact -- according to CAIR's surveys. The numbers were: 93 percent of respondents said they voted for Kerry, 5 percent favored Ralph Nader and less than 1 percent said they supported President Bush. This is quite a change from four years ago, when Bush counted Muslim-Americans among his most reliable supporters, and if these numbers bear out in the voting results, shows that Bush may have alienated Muslim-Americans more than any other demographic group.


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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