Republicans probably won't try to use polling results showing President Obama gets very high ratings among Muslims, while other religious groups aren't nearly as happy with his performance.
Political analyst Terry Madonna says the GOP has plenty of policy issues to use against democrat opponents.
“Polling in the Muslim area (72 percent positive), contrasting that with the views of Mormons (18 percent), probably doesn't get them very much politically,” Madonna says, “and they run the risk of a backlash.”
Obama’s support among all religious groups has fallen dramatically in the first half of 2014.
Madonna doubts there’s much upside in attempting to make the Muslims support an issue when the Republicans have some many other policy issues to use on the midterm elections.
“The American people, by their very nature, are not intolerant,” he says, “so you have to be very careful about how you portray that.”