Skip to comments.Religious Voters Favor McCain, Poll Claims
Posted on 08/13/2008 1:00:57 PM PDT by Salvation
|15-July-2008 -- Catholic News Agency|
Princeton, Jul 15, 2008 (CNA).- A new Gallup Poll claims to show that registered voters who say religion is important in their lives tend to support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain by a margin of 50 to 40 percent, while those who say religion is unimportant to their lives tend to support presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama by a margin of 55 to 36 percent.
About two-thirds of the registered voters surveyed by Gallup said that religion is important to them.
According to the Gallup Poll, which surveyed 95,000 registered voters from March through June 2008, the divide in voting preference is not confined to white Protestants but is manifested among non-Hispanic white Catholics as well.
Non-Hispanic white Catholics who say religion is important in their daily lives support McCain over Obama by 53 percent to 37 percent. Those who say religion is not important slightly favor Obama by a margin of 47 percent to 45 percent.
Hispanic Catholics, black non-Catholic Christians, and those who do not have a specific religious identity reportedly tend to support Barack Obama, but their support apparently is little affected by the importance of religion in their lives.
Hispanic Catholics who say religion is important in their lives support Obama over McCain 57 to 31, while those who say religion is not important support Obama by a margin of 63 to 30 percent.
Among non-Catholic Christians, those who say religion is important in their daily lives support McCain 63 percent to Obamas 27 percent. Those who say religion is not important are split between the candidates, with 46 percent support McCain and 45 percent supporting Obama.
About 12 percent of Americans who say they have no specific religious identity strongly support Obama. Those among this group who say religion is not important in their lives support Obama over McCain by a margin of 65 to 26 percent.
Among those with no specific religious identity who say religion is important in their lives, Obama wins by a margin of 61 to 28 percent, according to Gallup.
Re: “Im an atheist for McCain. They didnt even ask me”
I’m one who has not been in a church other than for weddings and funerals since age 14, and I like to keep religion and politics separate, but I am a Republican and favor McCain as well. No pollster, NOT ONE, has ever asked my opinion about an election. How did I reach age 58 and never get asked my opinion about presidential candidates?
“No pollster, NOT ONE, has ever asked my opinion...”
Nor I...of course having an unlisted phone number helps.
Uh...well, better the devil you know...? Neither one of them is as transparent as Dubya WRT beliefs.
Amen to that. One (of countless) disturbing thing about this campaign is seeing some "Christians" line up behind Obama. Abortion. Homosexuality. Name the issue, and Obama is as abiblical on it as you can possibly be. The same applies to almost any liberal, as you say, but Obama is particularly disturbing given his demonstrated passion for abortion of any kind.
MM (in TX)
I notice this thread discusses a Gallup Poll, while the others concern a similar Barna Poll. I had posted a thread that covered the Barna numbers, and also mentioned the different spins put on those numbers. You can see that thread here.
BARNA (1003 polled):
61% McCain, 17% Obama: Evangelicals
28% McCain, 44% Obama: nominal Christians
29% McCain, 39% Obama: Catholics
32% McCain, 43% Obama: Protestants
24% McCain, 56% Obama: "faiths other than Christianity"
17% McCain, 55% Obama: atheists and agnostics
GALLUP (95,000 polled):
("religion is important" group)
53% McCain, 37% Obama: Catholic non-Hispanic whites
31% McCain, 57% Obama: Catholic Hispanic
63% McCain, 27% Obama: Christian "non Catholic"
28% McCain, 61% Obama: no specific religion
("religion is not important" group)
45% McCain, 47% Obama: Catholic non-Hispanic whites
30% McCain, 63% Obama: Catholic Hispanic
46% McCain, 45% Obama: Christian "non Catholic"
26% McCain, 65% Obama: no specific religion
I remember taking a course in statistics many years ago, One of the text books was called, How To Lie With Statistics.
Since than I have taken all polls with a grain of salt.
The only guy I would be willing to believe is Michael Barone. That man is a walkin', talkin encyclopedia.
No Compromises: Kansas State Bishops Declare Voting for Abortion Candidate is “Evil”
By Peter J. Smith
What’s it about Hispanics that they like Obama enough not to see the wolve in sheep’s clothing?
There's another interesting statistic that's hidden in both polls. Check out the missing voters! In the Barna poll, the number of undecided/undeclared religious voters runs an average of 26%! The Catholic group ran highest with 32% undecided, and the "other than Christianity" ran lowest with 20%.
Now compare that to the Gallup poll, where every group ran about 9 - 10% undecided.
Just way to disguise that fact it cuts more along racial lines than religion..
Many do not want a Muslim in charge, like my parents.
Or put another way...
"Godless Voters Favor Obama"
Was that posted by someone?
I missed that one. Thanks.
Sooooo many bitter people.
Thank you Sal, for all your pings. May God bless!!!
Fantastic! It's about time the Church speaks up and fights back against this dire evil!
Thank you! I won’t ping this only because it is a month old but it is true that John is making inroads here. Religious voters are like a super-bloc!