Ohh get real folks, since the dawn of the American flag, Americans have been in conflict with each other because of race, religion, and opinion. Don't tell me Muslims were behind the civil war?
Don't deflect the issue to Islam as it has nothing to do with why American discourse has turned into ignorant chatter like +Steve Ortiz
comment. US economy is shitty not because of Islam but because of poor decision making that was in place decades ago and each president after did nothing about it, or made it worse. So please refrain before making general statements without thinking about it, it goes a long way. Also you have to understand Democracy gets its strength from an engaged and educated population. Politicians want you to be in constant fear of something else other then themselves. They invent the bogeyman like communism and the simpleminded become fearful and stop asking questions. Like the erosion of civil liberties, like why are going to war over wmd, like why is our military budget so huge, like why reduce tax and start 2 wars and government run drug plan, why is my choice for President a binary choice if this is the land of democracy, etc...
As for Mitt Romeny and this poll, we'll I am sure the republicans will spin it and tell lies as they always do. He said 92.3% women lost jobs under Obama. That number is so audacious I and other thinking people would immediately know it to be false due to the scale of the accusation, and politifact considers it mostly false and calls the entire thing misleading. Anyways Obama has issues with the religious side too. So as political pandering begins, these numbers will swing. But we will see how liberal Romeny becomes as he tries to get more centrist independents and if he can excite a conservative base as he makes promises that don't sway well with the Republican base.