Romney’s Religion May Be Hurdle in Presidential Bid, Poll Shows
Clear evidence religious bigotry abounds in America; truly the ugly & disgraceful side of the American body politic.
July 3 (Bloomberg) — Religion hasn’t been an issue in American presidential politics since 1960. That may change in 2008 if Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a Mormon, remains a leading candidate for the Republican nomination.
More than a third of registered voters — 35 percent — say they wouldn’t vote for a Mormon for president, the latest Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll finds. That’s considerably more than say they wouldn’t vote for a Catholic, Jew or evangelical Christian. Only a Muslim gets a higher negative response.