A conservative activist and pro-family leader is becoming more
confident that Mitt Romney will be elected president next week. But
the leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry, hoping to encourage her
fellow Christians, warns American-Muslim voters could greatly
influence the outcome.
A recent RealClearPolitics compilation of national
polls showed Mitt Romney with a 0.2-percent lead over Barack Obama;
at press time, that compilation showed the race to be a dead heat.
Romney's biggest lead among major pollsters was five points,
according to Gallup. A National Journal poll, in contrast, showed
Obama with a five-point lead.
Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for
Working Families, believes the Gallup survey is based on a more
realistic model than that of the others.
"Gallup's projections are that the makeup of the electorate on
Election Day is going to be a plus-one in the direction of the
Republicans," he explains. "Well, all the polling that we're seeing
that show Obama winning has a makeup of the electorate where the
Democrats are plus-four, five or even as high as nine. So if the
electorate ends up being plus-one Republican, we could see a
relatively easy win by Governor Romney."
While Bauer is still worried about
last-minute surprises, he is growing more and more confident
about how election night will end. But the leader of a
Messianic Jewish ministry in Minnesota warns that American-Muslim
voters could "tip this election."
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree
Ministries, does not think anyone should be surprised by the
newly released survey that shows Muslims overwhelmingly plan to
vote for Barack Obama next week.
According to the poll commissioned by the radical Council on
American-Islamic Relations, 68 percent of respondents will vote for
President Obama November 6, while only seven percent will vote for
Romney. Twenty-five percent indicate they are undecided.
Markell points out that Obama has done many things
to secure the American-Islamic vote.
"They've seen Barack Obama's pro-Islam policies here, and
they've seen his anti-Israel stand, and I think many of them are in
agreement with that," she notes. "The Republican Party has been
pro-Israel and remains that way today, so my hunch is that a huge
percentage of America's Muslim population [is] going to stand
behind Barack Hussein Obama."
The Olive Tree Ministries founder is concerned about CAIR's
claim that 91 percent of registered Muslim voters will vote.
"They could tip this election just like the Jews could tip this
election," Markell asserts. "When it's so close like this, then
your minority populations can actually have a huge, huge influence
on an election."
If 91 percent of registered Muslims do vote, she suggests it
will shame the non-Muslim voters across the country.