Donald Trump gets twice as many Muslim votes as Mitt Romney

Donald Trump gets twice as many Muslim votes as Mitt Romney

Donald Trump doubled the Muslim Vote from Mitt Romney in 2012.

Despite campaign rhetoric some called, Islamophobic [sic] and calls for a complete ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S., an exit poll of 2,000 voters conducted by the Council for American Islamic Relations found that 13% of Muslim voters backed Trump.

That is double the Muslim vote that Republican Mitt Romney received in 2012. Hillary Clinton got 74% of the vote.

A spokesperson for CAIR said that while 15% of Muslims do identify as Republican [sic].

“It might not necessarily have been as much a vote of confidence for Trump as an expression of no confidence in Clinton.”

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