Forty-three percent (43%) of American voters say they would never even consider voting for a Mormon Presidential candidate.
Of course, most if not all of those are Dems. Our state rep (for several terms) was Mormon and it didn't seem to hurt him at all.
posted on 11/20/2006 8:27:47 AM PST
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Of course, most if not all of those are Dems
THe incoming Senate Majority Leader is a Mormon (and he has no charm whatsoever).
posted on 11/20/2006 8:30:06 AM PST
(You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
Of course, most if not all of those are Dems.
I doubt it, based on this subset:
Half (53%) of all Evangelical Christians say that they would not consider voting for a Mormon candidate.
Most likely your representative's faith wasn't universally known or wasn't publicized in the primary, or your district's electorate isn't representative of the country as a whole.
I was pleasantly surprised that my state elected a Mormon as governor over a woman named Shannon O'Brien. I'll be not so pleased if a more reliably conservative state can't match that accomplishment in their primary because of his faith.
"Of course, most if not all of those are Dems."
This Mormon would have to respectfully disagree. The Evangelicals are the base of the Republican party. I spent a few years working alongside people from other religions on social issues. I was amazed at how visceral the antipathy is toward Mormons among some groups, including those I worked with. I think I was the first Mormon some of these people had ever talked to. Although we developed a working relationship, it was apparent that it made them uncomfortable even dealing with me. When we invited some of them to Utah for seminars, they acted like they were entering some evil sanctum, or something. I fully expected them to show up for meetings wearing garlic around their necks.
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