Obama to Meet with Mormon President
By Jacqueline L. Salmon
When President Obama meets with Mormon president Thomas S. Monson this afternoon, it's safe to say that Obama will not exactly be speaking to his base.
Less than half of Mormons (45 percent) approve of his job performance, according to a recent poll by Gallup. That's a sharply lower total than among Catholics (67 percent) and Protestants (58 percent). Forty percent of Mormons disapprove of his job performance.
Monson, who has headed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since last year, will be joined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is also a Mormon. Kim Farah, spokesperson for the church described the private meeting as a "brief courtesy visit."
Posted at 11:12 AM ET on Jul 20, 2009
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