President Barack Obama discusses the continuing budget talks, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in the the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP)

GOP voters don't think Obama would be Raptured

A survey finds only 19 percent of Republican voters think the president would go to heaven

Natasha Lennard
July 19, 2011 10:20PM (UTC)

Slate's Dave Weigel picked up on what he called the "best poll questions of the day" from Public Polling Policy's survey of 574 GOP primary voters across the country. The questions probed which politicians would go to Heaven if the Rapture came. Obama, according to most Republican voters, would not fare well. The survey results were as follows:

Do you think Barack Obama would be taken up to Heaven in the Rapture or not?


Think Obama would be taken up to Heaven: 19 percent

Think he would not: 44 percent

Not sure: 37 percent

Meanwhile, more than half of respondents thought Sarah Palin would be Raptured:

Do you think Sarah Palin would be taken up to Heaven in the Rapture or not?

Think Palin would be taken up to Heaven: 51 percent

Think he would not: 13 percent

Not sure: 35 percent


Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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