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To: mware
LOL, there was just a thread claiming just the opposite.

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

26 posted on 08/13/2008 1:29:51 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy
Thank you for posting the details of the two polls. Quite an eye opener.

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.

27 posted on 08/13/2008 1:34:34 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Alex Murphy

What’s it about Hispanics that they like Obama enough not to see the wolve in sheep’s clothing?


29 posted on 08/13/2008 1:47:42 PM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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