Poll: Trump Received Triple the Number of Muslim Votes than Mitt Romney in 2012
Last December candidate Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” in the wake of Islamist attacks on Paris and San Bernardino.
Republican Speaker Paul Ryan immediately ran to a microphone and scolded Donald Trump for his Islamophobic comments.
Ryan told House Republicans that presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on Muslims is “not who we are” as a GOP or American people.
But Paul Ryan was wrong on Trump… like he was all year.
Trump received nearly triple the Muslim vote than Mitt Romney in 2012
The Daily Caller reported:
President-elect Donald Trump received nearly triple the amount of votes from Muslims in the 2016 election than Republican nominee Mitt Romney got in 2012, a poll released Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations reveals.
The CAIR exit poll of more than 2,000 registered Muslim voters found that 74 percent voted for Hillary Clinton and 13 percent voted for Trump. CAIR’s 2012 exit poll showed 85.7 percent of Muslims voted for President Barack Obama and 4.4 percent voted for Romney.
During Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he released a plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States. The New York Times wrote a story in March that Muslims were attempting to drive up turnout from their community in an effort to defeat Trump.