Monday, September 22, 2008

The polls show Arab Americans are just like everyone else

The poll headlines were widely reported: “Arab American voters strongly support Barack Obama”, “Arab Americans move away from the Republican party”, and “Bush administration gets low grades from Arab Americans.” These were the more obvious storylines, but there was another conclusion I found interesting. Much of this poll’s data points to a fact, clear to those who know Arab Americans, but surprising to those who do not understand this community: Arab American attitudes, in general, differ little from attitudes of the broader electorate.

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