It’s nice that Jews and Muslims have something in common aside from not eating pork. What a symbiotic relationship: Jews want to die, and Muslims want to help them die. Obama is like the Kevorkian president. I’m sure he’ll give them both what they’re asking for.

Muslims, Jews still like Obama as his approval rating slips

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Muslims and Jews in the United States remain among the most ardent supporters of President Barack Obama, whose overall job approval ratings have been falling sharply, a Gallup poll showed Friday.

The survey which tracked opinions over a period from January 21 to July 31 showed 78 percent of Muslims and 61 percent of Jews approved of Obama’s job performance.

The president’s overall rating in the Gallup poll has slipped from 63 percent from the January-June 2009 period and 53 percent in July-December 2009, Gallup figures showed.

But Muslims and Jews — which each represent less than two percent of the US population — have remained largely favorable to Obama even though his ratings have fallen among all faiths.

Among Protestants, which represent a majority of Americans, Obama’s approval rating has slipped to 43 percent in the latest poll from 58 percent a year earlier.

Catholics gave Obama a 50 percent approval rating from 67 percent last year.

Just 24 percent of Mormons, who have been among the least favorable toward the president, approved of Obama’s job performance, down from 43 percent a year earlier.

“The pattern that pertained when Obama first took office — high ratings among Muslims, those with no religious identity, those identifying with non-Christian religions, and Jews; and lower ratings among Protestants and Mormons — continues today.

“Although his standing has dropped among Americans in each of these groups, Obama has retained a little more strength among Muslims, the group giving him the highest ratings, and has lost a little more among Mormons, the group giving him the lowest ratings.” […]