UT/TT Poll: Mormon Candidates Face Hurdle in Texas
AUSTIN, TX — The two Mormons running for president — Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman — face a significant obstacle in Texas. More than one in five Texas voters — 23 percent — say most of the people they know would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate even if they agreed with him or her on the issues, according to the new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
A slight majority of 53 percent said most of the people they know would vote for a Mormon if they agreed on issues; 25 percent said they don’t know how people would vote.
“It tells me that it’s not resolved,” said Jim Henson, a UT government professor, director of the Texas Politics Project and co-director of the poll. “There are a lot of ’I don’t knows’ and I don’t know is related to doubt.”
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