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Midterm Election Exit Poll Shows High Muslim Voter Turnout

By Muslim New Magazine
Judge Halim Dhanidina

LOS ANGELES,CA, ( 11/9/18) — A new voter exit poll taken after this weeks midterm elections is indicating that 95 percent of eligible Muslim voters turned out at the polls. Seventy-eight percent of Muslim voters cast ballots for Democratic Party candidates and 17 percent for Republican Party candidates. 

The poll was taken by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, who released the results of its “American Muslim Voters and the 2018 Midterm Election” exit poll.

“The high turn out of Muslim voters and the election of Muslims and members of other minority communities nationwide are an affirmation of the strength and diversity of our political system and a rebuke to the Trump administration’s divisive and fear-based policies,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “It was obvious that many young people who voted Tuesday were concerned about the direction of our nation and wished to make their voices heard in their local community and in Washington, D.C.”

CAIR’s survey results were drawn from a random sample telephone survey of 1,027 American Muslim registered voters conducted by an independent polling firm. Survey participants were drawn from a database of more than 250,000 Muslim voter households. Calls were conducted on the evening of November 6. Respondents included 650 men and 377 women from across the nation. The poll’s margin of error is +/- 3.1%, with a confidence level of +/- 95%.

Read the entire report: American Muslim Voters and the 2018 Midterm Election