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CAIR to Release Poll of Muslim Voters on Presidential Pick

Results show Muslims may be key voting bloc in swing states nationwide

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 24, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT*), will hold a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the results of a poll of American Muslim registered voters.

WHAT: CAIR to Release Poll of Muslim Voters

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 13th Floor, National Press Building, 529 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor, 202-384-8857, csaylor@cair.com

"The results of our survey show that, because of the razor-thin margins in several swing states, American Muslim voters could be a key voting bloc," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

CAIR's survey, conducted by an independent research firm in the first two weeks of October, indicates how many American Muslim registered voters are still undecided about who to vote for in the November presidential election and how many will turn out at the polls.

The survey also outlines which issues are important to Muslim voters, which political party Muslims favor, how many Muslim voters have experienced discrimination or kindness post-9/11, and what Muslims think of major foreign policy issues.

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has taken similar polls in past election cycles.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

* AMT is a national coalition of major Muslim organizations that includes American Muslim Alliance (AMA), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), National Association of Imams (NAIF) and United Muslims of America (UMA).

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CONTACT: CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor, 202-384-8857, csaylor@cair.com; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations



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