Culture Are Americans ready for a Muslim president? New poll suggests maybe By Julie Poucher Harbin | July 14, 2015 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Culture Subscribe to Culture Keith Ellison, Democratic candidate for Congress, greets commuters at a light rail stop in Minneapolis on November 7, 2006. After his election, Ellison became the first Muslim in Congress as well as the first black representative from Minnesota. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Eric Miller *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-MUSLIM-POLL, originally transmitted on July 14, 2015, or with RNS-MUSLIM-VOTERS, originally transmitted on March 10, 2016. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) As more Muslims enter public service sectors, Americans are more accepting of them.