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Mitt Romney’s surge in the polls is striking fear into the hearts of Democrats everywhere.

While Gallup’s daily tracking poll has Obama holding on to a 5-point lead, the initial wave of polls has made clear that Romney has just as good a shot to win the presidency as Obama — and that the wind is at the Republican’s back.

“If you expect there to be another correction back toward Obama, which might happen, it hasn’t happened yet — and the jobs report isn’t enough to do it,” said Paul Maslin, a Democratic pollster who has worked at the presidential campaign level.

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Did you know that Muslims and Mormons are on the rise in America? The change reflects immigration patterns. 

The Muslim population in the U.S. soared in the 10 years since 9/11, swelling from 1.5 million to 2.6 million, a 66 percent increase, according to data from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Their numbers now eclipse U.S. Jews. Researchers say the rise has been fueled by immigration and conversions.

The number of Mormons, officially the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, grew from 4.2 million to 6.1 million in the last decade. The 45 percent increase added up to the most new members of any religious group since 2000.

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