Figures. Support For Ground Zero Mosque Plummets After Obama Weighs In
77% of mainstream Americans oppose the Ground Zero Victory Mosque.
But, Barack Obama thinks it’s a nifty idea. (LA Times)
More Americans than ever are opposed to the Ground Zero Victory Mosque now that President Obama weighed in on the controversy. 77% of mainstream voters are opposed to the mosque while 68% of the political class are in favor of building the victory mosque.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 85% of U.S. voters say they are now following news stories about the mosque planned near Ground Zero. That’s a 34-point jump from a month ago when only 51% said they were following the story.
The new finding includes 58% who are following the story very closely, up from 22% in mid-July.
Now 62% oppose the building of a mosque near where the World Trade Center stood in Lower Manhattan, compared to 54% in the previous survey. Twenty-five percent (25%) favor allowing the mosque to go ahead, and 13% more are not sure.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of the Political Class, however, favor building the mosque near Ground Zero. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Mainstream voters are opposed.