I found this result of a poll released June 26 absolutely fascinating. To sum up, 67 percent of voters know Mitt Romney is Mormon, but only 43 percent know Obama is Christian.
Forty percent of voters said they are not sure about Pres. Obama’s religion, and 8 percent said he is a Muslim. In comparison, only 25 percent were not sure about Mitt Romney’s religion.
(Go to page 15 of the poll results).
Meanwhile, 50 percent feel comfortable about Mitt being a Mormon, and 18 percent say they are not comfortable. 32 percent don’t know or aren’t sure. Interestingly, the comfort level with Mormon Mitt is up 3 points from nine months ago.
I really don’t know what to make of this. Pres. Obama is a known quantity, probably the most famous person in the world right now. He has two autobiographies and has made it clear that he is a Christian. Yet only 43 percent know that? Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is not that well known, and yet many more people know he is a Mormon. Is it possible he is just known as “that Mormon guy running for president?”
(Personal anecdote: I work for an international company and have had people from around the world congratulate me because they know I am Mormon and they know Mitt Romney is Mormon. They are very confused when I say I favor Ron Paul).