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Survey: Evangelical Voters for Romney Overshadowed by Youth, Minorities for Obama
The Christian Post ^ | November 8, 2012 | Alex Murashko

Posted on 11/08/2012 6:33:16 AM PST by HokieMom

Evangelical Christian voters turned out in record numbers according to a national post-election survey done by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. However, despite a 78 to 21 percent split in favor of Mitt Romney among white evangelicals, the coalition's leader implied that Barack Obama's win was catapulted by votes from youths and minorities.

"Evangelicals turned out in record numbers and voted as heavily for Mitt Romney yesterday as they did for George W. Bush in 2004," said Ralph Reed, chairman of Faith and Freedom Coalition. "That is an astonishing outcome that few would have predicted even a few months ago. But Romney underperformed with younger voters and minorities and that in the end made the difference for Obama."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012analysis; 2012analysisreligion; 2012electionanalysis; christianvote; evangelicals; ralphreed
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1 posted on 11/08/2012 6:33:27 AM PST by HokieMom
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To: HokieMom

Thanks for posting that. It is exactly how I figured, but there is a bunch of nonsense out there about how Christians refused to vote for a Mormon, so it is all their fault Romney lost. I figured that was bunk.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 6:38:54 AM PST by Shelayne (Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!)
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To: HokieMom
Very interesting reading:

25 million self-described “evangelicals” voted for Obama

3 posted on 11/08/2012 6:39:34 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: HokieMom

We are simply outnumbered by ...

* The gimme cult
* The race cult
* The vagina cult
* The sodom cult
* The drug cult
* The entertainment cult
* The cult of Marx
* The democrat cult

It’s a formidable coalition that seems to be growing every day.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 6:41:54 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: HokieMom

Well the morons youth & minorities went for ODumbo he got the college students to go out and vote in droves, but they will not have jobs when they graduate, and I hope their parents will not take them in, as they thumb their noses at their parents, take their money, allow them to pay outrageous tuition fees to go to godless colleges where they are brainwashed, and then they think they can take even more advantage of their soft-hearted moms and dads!!! It makes me sick!!!


5 posted on 11/08/2012 6:43:53 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Westbrook

Sad, but true. :^(


6 posted on 11/08/2012 6:43:56 AM PST by Shelayne (Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!)
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To: Shelayne

If you’re on facebook, I suggest ‘liking’ the Christian Post for some very insightful reporting from the Evangelical community.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 6:44:07 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Westbrook

..that sums it up—no other analysis is necessary...


8 posted on 11/08/2012 6:49:38 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: HokieMom

This cannot be true because Romney got 2 million votes less than mccain did.


9 posted on 11/08/2012 6:50:25 AM PST by ckilmer
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To: Shelayne
Wonder where we got that idea?

This may have something to do with that assessment.
10 posted on 11/08/2012 6:52:02 AM PST by MeOnTheBeach
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To: HokieMom
Well the fact is that Romney got less votes than McCain. Where did those votes go? Not to Obama. Spin it however you want but I'd bet they turned out in 2008 because of the genuine Evangelical conservative on the ticket named Sarah Palin.
11 posted on 11/08/2012 6:55:20 AM PST by bramps
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To: Westbrook

You seem to have forgotten about the Environmental wacko cult.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 6:56:47 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

> You seem to have forgotten about the Environmental wacko cult.

Indeed! Forgive the omission, and please include them in the list.

Also forgot the labor union cult. It’s covered by the cult of Marx, but it’s big enough to warrant specific categorization.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 6:59:21 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook; Shelayne; WalterSkinner

The important question is why did Romney get less votes than McCain. Romney would’ve won if he just got the same votes as McCain. Where did those votes go?


14 posted on 11/08/2012 7:02:40 AM PST by bramps
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To: Shelayne

post #89:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2956615/posts?page=89#89


15 posted on 11/08/2012 7:03:10 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Westbrook

how are we outnumbered??? if Romney got the same number of votes as GWB in ‘04 then yes, i agree with you...but ayatollah obama didn’t even pull in that many votes..


16 posted on 11/08/2012 7:04:27 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: HokieMom

Not sure why it makes any sense to compare the evangelical vote to the youth and minority vote combined. Some are definitely obsessed with voting blocs.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 7:04:35 AM PST by Will88
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To: bramps

Some of McCain’s former voters are deceased, however there supposedly were 10-15 percent of Barack’s former fans who turned sour on him and that should have at least equaled the dead GOP voters (unlike Democrats, they don’t keep voting from the hereafter).

We eventually warmed up to Mitt here, but ennui continued to reign where it counted.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 7:05:18 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: bramps

Nationally just doesn’t matter. It was in the KEY STATES that the turnout counted.

Republicans turned out BETTER on Ohio in 2012, than in 2008, by at least 85,000.

Dem turnout was down 15,000.

It’s not that Repubs didn’t show up in the key states, it’s that the Dems ground game was far better, despite the Romney Campaign’s historic ground game.

USING SOCIAL MEDIA, they were able to round up enough voters to win, in the key ohio counties, in the last few hours.

I can tell you for a FACT that the Romney Campaign thought they had this thing WON about 3PM, based on historic R turnouts, in Ohio.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 7:07:03 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Former Fetus
25 million self-described “evangelicals” voted for Obama

The bad link says 6 million. It's definitely not 25 million and I doubt it's six million. The environmental evangelicals is probably a pretty small group.

20 posted on 11/08/2012 7:08:34 AM PST by Will88
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To: God luvs America

Yes, I know. But I imagine those numbers are dwarfed by those that DID vote for Romney. You could pull that kind of stat with ANY group.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 7:09:03 AM PST by Shelayne (Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!)
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To: Former Fetus

Rosenberg has made a correction-it’s 6.4 million, not 25 million.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 7:12:50 AM PST by almcbean
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To: almcbean

All we kept hearing throughout the campaign was that youth were not going to turn out for Obama because they had become so disillusioned with him. Yeah, right-—another one of Rove’s brilliant voter turnout assumptions.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 7:21:29 AM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: HokieMom

I think to a degree we were sandbagged.

I picked up NO discernable passion for Obama anwhere out there. Hardly any yard signs even. Obviously in hindsight a deliberate tactic to stay under the radar.

Evidently they have their own closed communication pipeline into minorities and yutes using Twitter or somesuch. I became suspicious when my daughter kept coming home from college asking me “did you hear Obama is going to forgive all our student loans?” Evidently they had a way to circulate that rumor on college campi away from my daily travels.

If he managed to get all their votes anyway without giving them that, either they are dumber or he’s an even bigger charlatan than I suspected.


24 posted on 11/08/2012 7:28:09 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

still think only those who pay income taxes should be allowed to vote.


25 posted on 11/08/2012 7:33:42 AM PST by nevermorelenore
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To: bramps
..you have a point, but Romney should have won in a blowout

It doesn't boil down to just numbers IMHO. The kind of numbers is what astonishes me. That there are so many , the majority it seems, who are willing to set a match to everything this country stands for, for some short-termed benefit.

You and others do make a good point though about the turnout. The warnings of many, me included, that the GOP Establishment would ruin this election by sending out another moderate-liberal to fight turned out to be true. And maybe the lower turnout is because some folks will never vote for a liberal or a Mormon or a liberal Mormon...

26 posted on 11/08/2012 7:36:54 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: bramps

How do we know that the votes of the evangelicals that say they turned out in record numbers were not changed to the votes of the few young people and abortion-supporters who showed up? The polling before-hand showed an enthusiasm gap that supports the evangelicals’ claim. The polls that expected an Obama win were based on an even bigger democrat-advantage enthusiasm gap than Obama got in ‘08, even though the polls said the youth were disillusioned and unenthusiastic. So now the results come in and they contradict what the pollsters had heard before the election and what the evangelicals are claiming about turnout now.

Somebody is lying. Who is more likely to lie - the communist-Islamist media cabal and current administration (considering that both communists and Islamists openly admit that lying is their strategy because the end justifies the means), or the evangelicals who, if they stayed home in protest of the candidate, would actually BOAST of having cost Romney the election, so that the R establishment would hear the very message they were trying to send?

Think about it.


27 posted on 11/08/2012 7:42:56 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Buckeye McFrog
either they are dumber or he’s an even bigger charlatan than I suspected.

Our students are dumber AND naive...

28 posted on 11/08/2012 8:15:28 AM PST by RedMonqey (America: It was a good run. Last conservative, Please turn off the lights...)
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To: RedMonqey
Our students are dumber AND naive...

Case in point....my colleague's twenty-something son.

Though his dad is quite Conservative, this kid is incredibly ambivalent on just about any issue of substance. Though he graduated two years ago, he lives with his sister as a live-in babysitter and has only a part-time job.

Despite this circumstance, he wasted his vote on Gary Johnson. And the biggest news to come out of the election in his view was the two states who approved recreational pot use.

If his attitudes are typical of his generation we are DOOOOOOMED.


29 posted on 11/08/2012 8:25:30 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Former Fetus

you’ve got a 404 error linked- please bring it up and inform me thanks


30 posted on 11/08/2012 8:26:00 AM PST by BonRad
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To: Former Fetus
CORRECTED BLOG ENTRY

It was not a bad link, but the original entry has been removed and replaced with a corrected one.

31 posted on 11/08/2012 8:27:55 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: HokieMom
If you're going to focus on what religion or denomination people are and how that influences their vote, then it's inaccurate to not include black Evangelicals in the total of Evangelicals. I see a lot of numbers that have Evangelicals listed and Blacks listed separately, but doing that doesn't actually prove a thing about how my Evangelicals rely on their faith when they vote.

Does anyone have numbers that include ALL the people who claim to be Evangelicals rather than numbers that do not include Black and Hispanic Evangelicals?

32 posted on 11/08/2012 9:35:41 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: HokieMom

amalytical translations - go “Evagelicals”, get out there and be MORE evangelical among “the youth and minorities” so YOU bring more of them with you the next time we all get together


33 posted on 11/08/2012 9:58:44 AM PST by Wuli
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To: HokieMom; All
Very interesting stats.....

The Church Re Elected President Obama
reenysrambles.com ^ | 11/08/2012 | n/a
 

Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:43:33 AM by massmike

Yes, you read that title correctly.

In total Obama received more support from religious groups than did Romney, but there are some rather surprising totals in the individual listings. First of all, you have the Catholic vote. As we all know there was a huge issue this year when the Supreme Court ruled on ObamaCare because of the mandate that violated the religious freedom of the Catholic Church. It is against the Catholic teaching to use contraceptives or have an abortion, and within this bill is a mandate forcing Catholic institutions to provide contraceptives and abortificient drugs, within their insurance, to their employees. This was a huge deal, AND YET 50% of the Catholic vote went to him?

 

 

 

34 posted on 11/08/2012 10:14:06 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: HokieMom
Evangelical Christian voters turned out in record numbers according to a national post-election survey done by the Faith and Freedom Coalition....a 78 to 21 percent split in favor of Mitt Romney among white evangelicals....

Post-election, the propaganda machine is working overtime on payback:
Evangelicals plunge America into darkness – mislead polls and stay home on Election Day
The Church Re Elected President Obama

35 posted on 11/08/2012 10:20:10 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I just noticed Bush won a higher % of Mormons than even Romney did.


36 posted on 11/08/2012 10:25:35 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: Crimson Elephant

And Romney didn’t win his home state. And Ryan didn’t win his home state either.

Crazy, huh?


37 posted on 11/08/2012 10:41:37 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
If his attitudes are typical of his generation we are DOOOOOOMED.

More insidious than pot(which is bad enough) what has damaged the work ethic of this generation is the VIDEO GAME!

IF my nephew and his friends are any indication, more kids spend more time wasting away playing video games instead of studying.

Back in the Fifties Sen.Estes Kehoeffer(sp?) held senate hearings on the "terrible" effects of comic books on children. His head would explode if he knew about the time kids and yes, adults waste on these fun but ultimately useless time-killers.(No, I'm not against video games just their overuse)
38 posted on 11/08/2012 3:14:38 PM PST by RedMonqey (America: It was a good run. Last conservative, Please turn off the lights...)
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