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Gallup: Obama Enjoys Massive Lead Among Those With No Religion
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Posted on 09/06/2012 8:00:28 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Gallup: Obama Enjoys Massive Lead Among Those With No Religion By Terence P. Jeffrey September 6, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama enjoys a massive lead over Mitt Romney among registered voters who say they have no religion, according to the Gallup tracking poll of the presidential race.

In the three-week period that ended on Sept. 3, according to Gallup, Obama led Romney 69 percent to 23 percent among those who have no religion. That was exactly the same result Gallup got in the previous three-week period ending Aug. 26.

Since Gallup started publishing demographic breakouts of its tracking poll on May 6, Obama has always held a large lead among registered voters who say they have no religion. Even so, he has managed to grow that lead.

In the three week period ending May 6, Obama led Romney 63 percent to 27 percent among registered voters with no religion.

Romney leads Obama in other religious categories that Gallup tracks. He leads Obama 47 percent to 45 percent among registered votes who say they are Catholic, 54 percent to 39 percent among those who say they are Protestant or Christian, 58 percent to 35 percent among those who say they are “highly religious” and 47 percent to 45 percent among those who say they are “moderately religious.”

Among registered voters who say they are “nonreligious,” Obama holds a 62 percent to 31 percent lead—not quite as large as his 69 percent to 23 percent lead among those who say they have no religion.

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1 posted on 09/06/2012 8:00:31 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

He IS their religion............


2 posted on 09/06/2012 8:02:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Their religion is government/liberalism/Obama/themselves


4 posted on 09/06/2012 8:03:37 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
Finally, the truth comes out. It comes down to God vs. no god

That's what a lot of us have been trying to say.

5 posted on 09/06/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well if one is stupid enough to believe all that is hasn’t a creator, well they could be stupid enough to be for the election of an empty suit.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 8:04:25 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

Doesn’t make sense ... Objectivism is the essence of Capitalism.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 8:04:38 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Sub-Driver
At their convention Democrats boo God and cheer Obama. Democrats are people with no moral values and no spiritual values. The are parasites on society.
8 posted on 09/06/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by detective
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To: OldNavyVet

Huh, most Atheists are socialists, not Objectivists.


9 posted on 09/06/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama Enjoys Massive Lead Among Those With No Religion

How about this? "Obama Enjoys Massive Lead Among the Godless"...

10 posted on 09/06/2012 8:06:33 AM PDT by Kenton (I love the smell of the Democrat flop sweat in the morning. it smells like... VICTORY!)
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To: Sub-Driver

G.K. Chesterton: “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.”


11 posted on 09/06/2012 8:06:51 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Sub-Driver

Only athiests and muslims need apply.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 8:07:54 AM PDT by mardi59 (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wrong - worshiping government is a religion.
13 posted on 09/06/2012 8:08:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: OldNavyVet

Perhaps, except when communists become our favorite group.

In that case, we un-employ capitalists, give their jobs to communists, and everyone loses.

See how that works.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 8:08:13 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Sub-Driver

And Obama has a clear lead at the Helen Keller Institute!


15 posted on 09/06/2012 8:08:13 AM PDT by albie
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess not having a god (other than Brak 0bama) means you don’t need a job, either.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 8:08:31 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Red Badger
0.7% of the population are atheists.

The wording of the poll is a little tricky and doesn't reflect the truth. "No religion" means specific church...but nevertheless, Christian, Jewish...etc etc.

17 posted on 09/06/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

The first thing Hitler did was close the churches.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 8:10:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: detective
The dim party is a entity belonging to satan... they serve satan in everything that they do. bubba was speaking for satan last night... obama will speak for satan tonight.

LLS

19 posted on 09/06/2012 8:13:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Without a foundation in God they’ll fall for anything.

I think they’ve proven that to be very true.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 8:15:04 AM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: OldNavyVet
“Doesn’t make sense ... Objectivism is the essence of Capitalism.”

If by objectivism you mean atheism, this could not possibly be more wrong. What is called capitalism is merely a system in which individuals are allowed to keep the the value that is produced by their work and innovation. This type of system can only work in a moral society in which people believe an individual's rights and value come from God and can not be appropriated by force by the government or other elites.

All totalitarian societies are atheistic and persecute religion. All free enterprise societies require strong moral values to function successfully.

21 posted on 09/06/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT by detective
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama also enjoys a massive lead among those with no brains.....


22 posted on 09/06/2012 8:15:58 AM PDT by wny
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Every religion is essentially a commune.


23 posted on 09/06/2012 8:17:03 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Sub-Driver

So, Obama supposedly believes in a REAL religion (Christianity) and Romney believes in a cult fake con artist religion (Mormonism)and the no religion folks support Obama? Common sense must be a disease to democrats.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 8:17:20 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Sub-Driver

"Well, issssn't 'that' special?"


25 posted on 09/06/2012 8:18:20 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Sub-Driver

I always suspected Athiests for a Mormon President was a pretty small group


26 posted on 09/06/2012 8:20:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Apparently that’s one thing they have in common with him, when is the last time bozo went to church?


27 posted on 09/06/2012 8:20:52 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: detective
All totalitarian societies are atheistic

Islam is a totalitarian society ...

28 posted on 09/06/2012 8:22:49 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Sub-Driver

As an atheist, this is depressing.


29 posted on 09/06/2012 8:25:43 AM PDT by warpsmith (The Country Needs a Little R&R)
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To: Sub-Driver
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30 posted on 09/06/2012 8:29:55 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: sirchtruth
So, Obama supposedly believes in a REAL religion (Christianity) and Romney believes in a cult fake con artist religion (Mormonism)and the no religion folks support Obama? Common sense must be a disease to democrats.

The difference is that, just as no one in the world sincerely believed Obama when he claimed he opposed gay "marriage" four years ago, no one sincerely believes Obama when he claims to be Christian. The non-religious go with Obama because they know he's a liar, they believe he's an Atheist or Muslim, and they don't mind dishonesty as much as they mind deferring to God and to the Bible.

31 posted on 09/06/2012 8:33:39 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: OldNavyVet

I’m an atheist, and I’d walk barefoot over broken glass to vote against Obama.


32 posted on 09/06/2012 8:36:11 AM PDT by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
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Commies


33 posted on 09/06/2012 8:37:07 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: warpsmith
As an atheist, this is depressing.

Cheer up. Jesus Loves You!


34 posted on 09/06/2012 8:39:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver
Tell it to the Marines!


35 posted on 09/06/2012 8:43:20 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: OldNavyVet

“Doesn’t make sense ... Objectivism is the essence of Capitalism.”

The people in question reject religion (any given religion) because almost all require morality and some sort of personal responsibility.

Morality and personal responsibility are the anthesis of a modern liberal.


36 posted on 09/06/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

That poll is not my reality I can assure. I can honestly say that he does not lead in my circle of friends which almost everyone is not religeous including myself. In fact all hate Obama with a passion. But, these are the people I choose to hang with, like minded.


37 posted on 09/06/2012 8:45:01 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: OldNavyVet

“Islam is a totalitarian society”

Islam as practiced in violent, totalitarian countries is not a religion, it is an oppressive ideology that encourages violence and repression.

One of the greatest falsities is saying Islam is comparable to Christianity. Or better than Christianity. The moral values that allow the freedoms that lead to prosperity are Christian values.

I refuse to accept that Muslims who persecute and kill Christians are morally the same as Christians.


38 posted on 09/06/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT by detective
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To: Sacajaweau
The first thing Hitler did was close the churches.

Actually, he did no such thing. Many German Protestants were only too happy to restyle themselves as "German Christians" and hang the swastika next to the cross of Christ. Most of the remaining Protestants took a "neutral" stand toward Nazism.

The only Christian sect to be completely banned by Hitler was the Jehovah's Witnesses, who deserve eternal credit for their courage in standing up to him.

39 posted on 09/06/2012 9:02:57 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: Pollster1
The non-religious go with Obama because they know he's a liar, they believe he's an Atheist or Muslim, and they don't mind dishonesty as much as they mind deferring to God and to the Bible.

There are two words you can definitely use to describe the democrat non-religious: Irresponsible and Unaccountable.

40 posted on 09/06/2012 9:06:48 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: detective

“At their convention Democrats boo God and cheer Obama”

Same thing happened in Nazi Germany.


41 posted on 09/06/2012 9:14:12 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Pollster1

Christians can tell you when they were baptised. Obummer can’t. He’s a muslim. Has been his entire life.


42 posted on 09/06/2012 9:16:14 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: albie

Just for the record, Helen Keller was deeply religious - see her book ‘My Religion’ republished as ‘Light in My Darkness’ available on Amazon.


43 posted on 09/06/2012 9:24:29 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: Sub-Driver
The antiCHRIST 0bama leads the devil worshipers.
44 posted on 09/06/2012 9:25:39 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m an agnostic; as such, I have no relegion, and I find the idea of voting for Obama unimaginable. While I don’t agree with Romney on every social issue (I lean Libertarian on such things) I’m in full agreement with the Republican platform on economic and foreign policy issues. That being the case, I’ll be voting a straight Republican ticket.


45 posted on 09/06/2012 9:39:45 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Sub-Driver

They don’t believe in Job from the Bible and they don’t believe in Jobs for Americans.


46 posted on 09/06/2012 9:40:12 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Sub-Driver

Bear...woods


47 posted on 09/06/2012 9:44:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: detective
The moral values that allow the freedoms that lead to prosperity are Christian values.

To some extent, you're right.

More precise is the fact that rational values underlie freedoms leading to prosperity.

48 posted on 09/06/2012 9:46:28 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet
“More precise is the fact that rational values underlie freedoms leading to prosperity.”

There is no contradiction between Christian values and rational values. The rational values the underlie freedoms leading to prosperity reflect Christian values.

Intellectual values do not guarantee freedom. The most celebrated “intellectuals” of the 19th and 20th Centuries stated that communist societies were superior to free societies and that communism was the inevitable wave of the future.

It was a devout Catholic with an 8th grade education, no wealth and no political power who began the movement that defeated communism at the same time the elitist PhD’s were saying communism would always triumph.

49 posted on 09/06/2012 10:08:38 AM PDT by detective
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To: OldNavyVet
More precise is the fact that rational values underlie freedoms leading to prosperity.

If I may give you food for thought: I don't think you're right here.

It is a famous saying, and true, that "anything may be rationalized". What is "rational" may float, and indeed always floats, depending on both the situation and on who is doing the judging.

What underlies freedom? First, that it is endowed upon us by the same Creator that created every last bit of matter and energy in the Universe/Multiverse/Creation. In other words, the Creation was done on purpose, hence life was created on purpose. One (some?) of those forms of life are created in the likeness and image of the Creator, and He has given that life something that no other part of His creation can take away: freedom.

I can understand how that latter half can be a bit hard to swallow, but here's the thing: societies that reject this philosophy, and try to run on only empirical logic, fail. Look at ancient Greece - they recognized that there was a "prime mover" that kicked off all of creation, and they excelled at logic and philosophy. (Yes, there were "Greek Gods", but later they were all rejected by the ruling class.) What happened to them? They became the "intellectual slaves" of the Romans.

What else underlies freedom? The sacrifice needed to protect it. Sacrifice is almost never "rational" - indeed, it goes against the very notion of self-preservation and wealth accrual. Those sacrifices are made by people, on the whole, who recognize just Who gave us that gift of freedom, and would rather do His will than enrich themselves.

I love logic, but I find that it is so incomplete to form a beautiful society. Trying to understand God, as described by Christian / Jewish texts, can show how a balance of logic, wisdom, and sacrificial love can form the legs of a beautiful and lasting world.

50 posted on 09/06/2012 10:12:49 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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