Gallup Poll: Democrats More Likely to Oppose a Mormon Candidate
Democrats are more likely to oppose a Mormon candidate in 2012 than Republicans, according to a new Gallup poll.
Based on a poll of 1,020 adults, 27 percent of Democrats would vote against a Mormon candidate for president because of religion, compared with about 20 percent of Republicans and independents who said they would oppose such a candidate.
The GOP primary field currently includes two Mormons — Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.
Anti-Mormon sentiment is slightly higher than during the 2008 presidential election, according to Gallup. Twenty-two percent of all voters said they will oppose a Mormon candidate in 2012 — a 5 percent increase from a similar survey taken in 2007.