Poll: Most still unsure about Mormons and polygamy

Most Americans aren’t sure whether Mormons still practice polygamy and that confusion could affect their view of LDS presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, according to anew survey by a Mormon pollster.

Only 14 percent of 905 voters surveyed nationally by Gary Lawrence’s polling company knew that the Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abandoned the practice more than 100 years ago.

The remaining 86 percent are "either mistaken or uncertain about polygamy," said Lawrence, of Santa Ana, Calif., in a phone interview. And that, he said, could influence votes for or against Romney and Huntsman.

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