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CAIR Exit Poll Shows 91% of Georgia Muslims Voted for U.S. Senate Race Winners Rev. Warnock and Ossoff

(ATLANTA, GA, 1/8/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)and its Georgia chapter (CAIR-Georgia) today released the results of an exit poll that surveyed registered Georgia Muslim voters who participated in Tuesday’s special U.S. Senate election.  

The exit poll of 196 Georgia Muslim voters found that 91% (179 respondents) voted for U.S. Senate race winners Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, while 6% (11 respondents) voted for Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Three percent of respondents declined to answer. 

Both Democratic candidates beat out their opponents by razor thin margins, with Reverend Warnock and Ossoff respectively winning 50.9% and 50.5% of the state’s vote. Georgia is home to an estimated 150,000 American Muslims, including at least 71,000 registered Muslim voters. 

“Georgia Muslim voter turnout and preference were a deciding factor in electing Rev. Warnock and Ossoff, tipping the balance of power to Democrats in the U.S. Senate,” said CAIR-Georgia Executive Abdullah Jaber. “In the coming weeks and months, the Georgia Muslim community looks forward to working with Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff to ensure the voices of their Muslim constituents are being heard in the Senate.” 

BACKGROUND:

The exit poll survey was conducted over the course of three days combining the results of an automated telephone survey of registered Muslim voter households (59 respondents) and an online survey targeting Muslim voters (120 respondents). 

Yesterday, CAIR-Georgia congratulated Georgia’s next Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff on their electoral wins. CAIR-Georgia looks forward to working with both senators-elect for the duration of their terms. 

In the weeks preceding the Runoff election, CAIR-Georgia, the Georgia Muslim Voter Project (GAMVP), IMAN Atlanta, and several Georgia mosques formed Muslims for Georgia — a non-partisan coalition dedicated to maximizing turnout among the state’s registered Muslim voters.   

CAIR-Georgia also ran “CAIR 2 Vote,” a targeted non-partisan campaign to educate, engage, and canvass Georgia Muslim voters from November 2020 through January 5, 2021, contributing to record voter turnout in Georgia.    

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.           

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.             

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CONTACT: CAIR- Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber, 678-631-9697, ajaber@cair.com; CAIR-Georgia Legal and Policy Director Murtaza Khwaja, 404-432-8847, mkhwaja@cair.com 

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