In what could be an attempt to secure policy promises less than two weeks away from the presidential election, the Council on American-Islamic Relations today released a poll that said one in four U.S. Muslims were still undecided voters.
CAIR did not reveal the research firm that conducted the poll of 500 registered Muslim voters in the first two weeks of October.
According to the results, 68 percent indicated they would vote for President Obama, seven percent picked Mitt Romney, and the rest hadn’t made up their minds.
“The results of our survey show that, because of the razor-thin margins in several swing states, American Muslim voters could be a key voting bloc,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement before the poll was unveiled, later noting “a large percentage of American Muslim voters are still open to appeals from presidential candidates.”
CAIR said the poll showed 91 percent of Muslims intending to vote this year.
The American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections released a poll after the 2008 elections saying that 95 percent of registered Muslim voters cast a ballot, 89 percent for Obama.