Skip to comments.In Defeats, Evangelicals' Political Unity at All-Time High
Posted on 11/11/2012 10:43:47 AM PST by daniel1212
While evangelical leaders have long protested that evangelicalism is politically diverse and is a theological identifier rather than a political one, it appears that evangelicals are more politically unified than ever before...
We know less about evangelical voters this year than we did four years ago because exit polls did not ask as many voters about being a "born again or evangelical" Christian. According to pre-election polls, white evangelicals backed Romney by nearly a four-to-one margin. Romney received a larger slice of the evangelical vote than any previous Republican presidential candidate. At nearly 80 percent, evangelical support for Romney was as strongand perhaps even strongerthan the support Romney received from Mormons.
If further analysis bears such a figure out, it will be a dramatic benchmark in conservative Protestant voting trends. In 1982, exit polls showed an even 50-50 split of self-identified "born again" voters between Republican and Democratic candidates. That shifted to a 2-to-1 split favoring Republicans in the later '80s and throughout the 1990s. Even when some exit polls shifted the question to ask whether voters were "members of the religious right," two-thirds of such respondents supported Republican candidates. In 2004, "born again or evangelical" voters voted 3-to-1 for Bob Dole. In 2008, Democrats rebounded somewhat, with Obama receiving 29 percent of "born again/evangelical" support to John McCain's 71 percent. To put a four-to-one margin in perspective: It's the same percentage of self-identified Republicans who voted for George H. W. Bush in 1988...
The high water mark for evangelical support for Romney was in Mississippi. Half of the voters in Mississippi were white evangelicals (up from 43 percent in 2008). Of these, 96 percent said they voted for Romney. In comparison, 94 percent of African-Americans in the state voted for Obama...
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I think the more important question with Evangelicals is, how many simply didn’t vote for either guy? A larger percentage of a smaller base does a candidate no good.
do Christians know what being Christian is?
Im not one of the new term “evangalicals” but I didnt vote for either baby killing same sex marriage pusher...
Put me down as (blood bought, Bible believing) Christian
I’ll just put you down as somebody who doesn’t give a damn about what happens to America.
Typical. Enjoy your government cheese, serf.
Should that not be AMORAL???
I’m in that group
Not many do...
Jesus answered, The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.
1 John 3:21-24
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. The one who keeps Gods commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
You do that quite well!
We WANT you on that wall.
We NEED you on that wall!
It depends on who the opponent is. Obama was for Evangelicals what he was for African-Americans — a rallying point. One group rallied against him, the other group for, but one can’t expect every election is going to produce the same result (at least for evangelicals — sometimes it looks like it does for Blacks). Another race with different candidates might not produce the same result.
The Faith and Freedom Coalition, an organization in Duluth, Ga., dedicated to educating and mobilizing people of faith to be effective citizens, revealed that the evangelical vote increased to 27 percent this year, with 78 percent of them voting for Romney and 21 percent for Obama. http://www.citizenlink.com/2012/11/08/surveys-evangelical-electorate-vote-increases/
A valid statement, but as the article shows, this conservative majority has been the case for a long time and is manifest in many areas: http://www.pewforum.org/Politics-and-Elections/How-the-Faithful-Voted-2012-Preliminary-Exit-Poll-Analysis.aspx
Apparently at least 20% do not, though we all should do better in living out the faith.
I cheerfully cast my NYS throwaway vote for president as a protest vote for a third party candidate.
And ideologically, there is no difference between Romney and obama. They are supporting the same agenda. The only difference is the method to their madness, or plans of destruction of the US.
Romney is just willing to go slower.
Ultimately that may benefit us that he lost.
Throw a frog in a pot of boiling water and he'll jump out. Turn up the heat slowly enough and he'll cook.