In a Gallup poll conducted on the impact of religion for the 2012 presidential race, it was revealed that religion will play a significant roll on which candidate will be supported as a factor for the campaign.
In a story filed by Dan Gilgoff of CNN on Wednesday, April 25th, it was reported that President Barack Obama held a seven point advantage over challenger Mitt Romney. The religious demographics played an important role for each candidate.religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/25/survey-religion-a-key-factor-in-determining-support-for-obama-vs-romney/?hpt=hp_t2
The poll showed that Obama held a solid advantage among moderately religious and non-religious voters. Moderates preferred Obama 54% to 40% to Romney and the advantaged ballooned to a 61%-30% among non-religious supporters.
Romney’s strong support came among very religious white Protestant voters where he had a whopping 41 point advantage over Obama. Factoring in all white Protestant support lowered the number to 24 points.
The Gallup poll may reveal a major shift in the traditionally conservative Roman Catholic voters as only a six point margin separates Obama ahead of Romney. Although conservative religious voters favor Romney greatly, Obama apparently has taken advantage of the swing of moderate to liberal Catholics that have offset the huge advantage normally seen with the conservative Christians. This advantage could disappear since only last month every Catholic bishop has publically came out against the Obama Administration’s attempt to force compliance of goverment mandated reproductive care to the religious organizations.
Likewise before his death evangelist Chuck Colson called upon the Protestant community to also stand against the government required reproductive care compliance even though the tenants of faith were violated by abortion induced drugs and other practices forbidden by denominational doctrines.nextooze.com/article/chuck-colson-sounds-alarm-to-evangelicals-on-fo…
Romney’s Mormon faith has not factored in significantly, however based on the language presented recently by the democratic moderates and liberals, that is likely to change.nextooze.com/article/hilary-rosen-picks-wrong-message-and-wrong-targ…