Jacqueline Salmon, of the new God in Government blog, offers this interesting fact on the poll results:
What's interesting is that while most of those oppose him politically, a portion don't hold it against him. They like the guy, they voted for him--and they think he's a Muslim.I am heartened that, among these low-information voters, some of them do not view being a Muslim as a de facto negative thing. It is worth noting, however, that 19% of those who disapprove of his job performance also believe Obama is a Muslim.
Among people who approve of his job performance, seven percent think he's Muslim, says Michael Dimock, a Pew Center associate director. "It's not always a statement of opposition or something that's resonating on the right-wing list servs," said Dimock. "It's something that just happens to be out there."