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Poll: Mormon enthusiasm high for Romney
The Hill ^ | June 26, 2012 | Justin Sink

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 University’s 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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lockstepvote; mormon; romney
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To: greyfoxx39

Are you mad? Looks like you are mad.


51 posted on 06/26/2012 3:01:51 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: CatherineofAragon; 1rudeboy

Ma’am, if you believe it’s a sin to vote for somebody because his religious faith is one you believe is incorrect, or because he prefers chocolate ice cream to vanilla, you owe nobody an apology or explanation. Your vote is private.


52 posted on 06/26/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: 1rudeboy

crazy as a foxx (duck’n & runn’n)


53 posted on 06/26/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: 1rudeboy

No, it is this simple: the founders put no religious requirement for running for office BY THE GOVERNMENT - this did not EVER apply to individuals!

Even more simple:

no religion test for RUNNING for office

individuals are free to use whatever they want to choose a candidate - even religion


54 posted on 06/26/2012 3:15:42 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: raccoonnookkeeper

I don’t know why you addressed that comment to me. That question has been asked and answered. (At least twice).


55 posted on 06/26/2012 3:15:42 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: svcw

Oh my, so now you are arguing with a figment of your imagination. I may have to leave this thread to the two of you.


56 posted on 06/26/2012 3:16:53 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Are you mad? Looks like you are mad.

My thread is being highjacked with provocative posts that have missed their mark so I provide some facts.

My state of mind is fine. Attempts to get under my skin have been made often. Yours is amateurish. You can probably find entertainment on another thread.

57 posted on 06/26/2012 3:20:12 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Until the 52K LDS missionaries claiming Christian faith is bogus quit, I will post LDS truth.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Did you even read what you wrote in your post #47?
That’s what I was responding to.


58 posted on 06/26/2012 3:21:43 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: greyfoxx39

:-)


59 posted on 06/26/2012 3:23:44 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: greyfoxx39
Hijacked, huh?

I merely asked why you felt that the GOP-E should feel the need to kowtow to religious bigots that, according to you, represent 18%.

60 posted on 06/26/2012 3:24:45 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: greyfoxx39
I never let someone's choice in religion stop me from voting against him!

Hey, greyfoxx39, that town that Warren woman's folks ran off to when they got married ~ you know the one in East Central Oklahoma ~ that's like the buckle on the Church of the First Born Belt.

I think she's got some kind of connection there she's trying to keep secret and it's not a bunch of Indians either.

I would never vote for someone who belonged to that bunch. Joe Smith belonged to one of their congregations in New York long before he said he'd been seeing visions ~ some of them use peyote!

61 posted on 06/26/2012 3:26:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: svcw
Again. Asked and answered.

I must remind you, you are not in the Religion Forum. This is News. People actually read what others write here before responding.

62 posted on 06/26/2012 3:26:57 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

You win the cupid doll, now your replies have nothing to with the post you are replying to.
So tatloo, continue with your bigotry against anyone who disagrees with you.
Have a nice evening.


63 posted on 06/26/2012 3:33:17 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Well, that’s one way of admitting that you did not read my #48 (instead of #47, as you mistakenly claimed).


64 posted on 06/26/2012 3:36:28 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: muawiyah

You mean the Indian Elizabeth Warren? She is weird enough to have ties to the COTFB isn’t she? Smith’s family dabbled in a lot of occult stuff while he was growing up. It’s no wonder he out-Hubbarded L. Ron!


65 posted on 06/26/2012 3:45:27 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Until the 52K LDS missionaries claiming Christian faith is bogus quit, I will post LDS truth.)
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To: greyfoxx39
The COTFB had two or three bouts with PROPHETS. One group got into prophecies about great steam engines and rails, airplanes, atom bombs and that sort of thing.

They had the two girls who did healing at a touch. There were others.

If Smith got into that group (which would be the congregations along the old Carolina Road, or US 15 before it was built), he could have dabbled in most anything.

I attribute a lot of this to a lack of entertainment in a harsh environment!

They'd been trekking around in the wilderness for over 150 years by the time Smith showed up.

66 posted on 06/26/2012 4:51:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: svcw; 1rudeboy
The "no religious test for office" applied only to those seeking federal offices. It targeted but a single state ~ Pennsylvania where you had to be a Quaker, by law, to hold any sort of public office.

The fact it is in there is a recognition that the intent of the Founders was for the states to run the elections!

The other states had no particular problem with the federal office holders, and even where they had a state church (Virginia, New Jersey, some others) it had been a very long time since they had a "religious test".

The whole point of it was to make sure Christians were allowed to run for federal office and hold appointments as federal judges.

67 posted on 06/26/2012 4:57:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: greyfoxx39

yup, ol’Holdenville OK Elizbet herself!


68 posted on 06/26/2012 6:30:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: raccoonnookkeeper; All

“This could have made Joseph Smith one of the earliest realistic science fiction writers, but he actually believed that stuff.”

Did he? I don’t really think he did. The man was a con artist. He was the 19th Centurys L. Ron Hubbard. Besides, he didn’t even write the stuff, he plagerized it.


69 posted on 06/26/2012 9:09:29 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

Got him lots of young chicks though, and that had to be a tough sell given how ugly he was. Bring’um Young did even ‘better’ and he was even uglier!


70 posted on 06/26/2012 9:17:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: greyfoxx39

What a surprise..???? If elected he could “fulfill” the White horse prophecy....


71 posted on 06/27/2012 8:17:57 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

That’s what my lds family believes.


72 posted on 06/27/2012 12:25:13 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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