Skip to comments.Poll: Mormon enthusiasm high for Romney
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 Universitys 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.
Are you mad? Looks like you are mad.
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.
crazy as a foxx (duck’n & runn’n)
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
I don’t know why you addressed that comment to me. That question has been asked and answered. (At least twice).
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.
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.
Did you even read what you wrote in your post #47?
That’s what I was responding to.
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%.
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!
I must remind you, you are not in the Religion Forum. This is News. People actually read what others write here before responding.
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.
Well, that’s one way of admitting that you did not read my #48 (instead of #47, as you mistakenly claimed).
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!
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.
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.
yup, ol’Holdenville OK Elizbet herself!
“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.
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!
What a surprise..???? If elected he could “fulfill” the White horse prophecy....
That’s what my lds family believes.