PRINCETON, NJ -- Though the vast majority of Americans say they would vote for their party's nominee for president in 2012 if that person happens to be a Mormon, 22% say they would not, a figure largely unchanged since 1967.
The cross-tabs are much more interesting. Only 18% of Republicans said that they would not vote for a Mormon for president while an astounding 27% of Democrats said that they would not. That seems oddly intolerant for the free-love party, but perhaps this intolerance has come from watching the incompetence of Mormon Democrats in positions of authority. The bumbling leadership of Harry Reid comes to mind, but if that is the case, why not just vote for a new Senate Majority Leader?