Skip to comments.Poll: Mormon enthusiasm high for Romney
Posted on 06/26/2012 10:22:50 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
Mitt Romney has at least one demographic group squarely in his corner headed into November: Mormons.
Some 77 percent of Utah Mormons said they are "very excited" or "somewhat excited" that Romney himself a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clinched the Republican nomination. And nearly as many say his primary victory is a positive development for the Mormon Church, according to a poll released Monday by Key Research and Brigham Young Universitys Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy.
According to the Religion News Service, studies show that Utah Mormons generally hold the same political opinions as practitioners in other states.But many in the Church are concerned the media will portray their faith unfairly, and an equal amount 68 percent say Romney's nomination will bring at least some bad publicity for Mormonism.
A Gallup poll released earlier in the month showed that registered Mormon voters overwhelmingly favored Romney. Some 84 percent of Mormons surveyed in that poll said they would vote for Romney, versus just 13 percent for President Obama. That's a marked improvement over Republicans' already dominant numbers among Mormon voters; in 2008, John McCain pulled 75 percent of the Mormon vote, versus 19 percent for Obama.
But a separate Gallup poll released last week found that Romney's faith could keep some voters at home. According to the survey, 18 percent of respondents said they would not vote for a Mormon.
Which group will play the "persecution" card more successfully?
Why did the GOP-E believe they could ignore the 18% of voters who will not vote for a mormon? Are the RINOs counting on the desperation vote?
Slow news day??
Subtitle: Moron Enthusiasm High for Obama.
Captain Obvious strikes again!
Many gods, one mind
That must be the dumbest question I've heard in weeks.
—Mormon enthusiasm high for Romney—
In other news, dog bites man. Film at eleven.
Hardly a surprise. I suspect that the real numbers are closer to 95% than 77%.
Vote for Bishop Romney if you want a planet!
um because most are dems who they wouldnt get anyway?...but hey thanks for playing
rude you are correct, your question is the dumbest question in a long while.
There are plenty of valid reasons not to vote for Romney, but if that’s the best you can do, then you are the sort of person who confuses a declarative statement for a question.
So it appears you are saying - there are lots of reasons not to support Romney but by gosh one of them better not be his religion.
Ok, got it.
It's perfectly suitable for mormons to vote for Mitt BECAUSE of his religion, just not suitable for anyone else to vote against him BECAUSE of his religion...that's....wait for it...."BIGOTRY".
The anti-Christian vote..
Bigotry on parade...
There’s a good 25% who won’t vote for a pro-abortion candidate either.