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Gallup: God Gap Still Wide. GOP Still Benefits.

posted by dgilgoff

080707Religionvote1_nmytvdr.gifAnother day, another reminder that the God gap in the electorate heavily favors John McCain, even as Barack Obama screams his faith from the rooftops and McCain wears his close to his vest. A new Gallup poll analysis shows that Americans who say faith is important to their lives–about two thirds of the country–favor McCain over Obama 50-percent to 40-percent.
Among white Protestants who say religion is important in their daily lives–Gallup doesn’t say how much of the electorate this represents, but it’s a huge block–the Gap grows even wider: McCain enjoys a 36-point lead there.
These are pretty stark stats, but it would be helpful to have some historical comparison. After all, the strongly religious have been the GOP’s base now for decades. God-o-Meter will follow up with Gallup and report back.


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Charles Cosimano

posted July 9, 2008 at 12:11 pm


It may help McCain but there are a lot of Republicans in Congress who know it ain’t helping them.



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Robert L Monroe

posted July 9, 2008 at 5:14 pm


Why must we bring God into the equation. If people got to vote for the job that God does,Jehovah or Jesus probably wouldn’t win. People would want a God that is satisfied with a softer easier way. Holiness? Godliness? Demanding? and Morality? So God don’t whoremong for the popular vote.
The presidents job is to serve us, give us what we want. He is the Commander in Chief with the most awesome merchandise of killing power ever known to man, except God. Otherwise he is just another powerless figurehead.
Let us not forget either this is a Republic not a Democracy. Republicans stand for enterprise, Democrats stand for society, Neither group stands for God, they only use God to fulfill political adgenda! Pharasees vs Sadusees.’ Please leave God out of the election the day when things are done his was is near at hand.



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