Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mormons give Obama lowest rating

Mormons give Obama lowest ratingBy Thomas Burr, The Salt Lake Tribune

Washington • Mormons give President Barack Obama the lowest approval ratings of any religious group, according to a new poll underscoring the faith's conservative bent.

A Gallup survey released Friday shows only 24 percent of LDS faithful approve of the president's job performance, down from 43 percent a year ago. Mormons have consistently given Obama his lowest ratings among religious groups, according to Gallup polls dating to the beginning of his presidency.

The slide of support among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is more pronounced than with Catholics, Protestants, Jews and other religious believers in America, the poll shows.

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