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The latest Barna poll described by Steve Waldman

Stunning. Shocking. Impossible?

Barna, the premier pollster of the evangelical world, just released a new survey finding it’s a dead heat among “born again” Christians:
McCain 45%
Obama 43%
Undecided 10%

Points of reference: Bush won 62% of Born Agains, according to Barna.

Keep in mind that Barna defines “Born Again” differently than most pollsters. They base it on a series of theological questions, while most pollsters just ask people if they’re “evangelical or born again.” Under their methodology, “born agains” account for 48% of the electorate; most pollsters say evangelicals represent between 25%-40%

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