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Are Evangelicals Becoming MORE Undecided?

posted by swaldman

The new Pew poll, which shows a massive 52%-36% advantage for Obama, reveals something very interesting in the patterns for white evangelicals: Obama has made few if any gains at all — but McCain has dropped. On October 12, 74% supported him. Now, 65% do. In other words, as election day approaches, the number of evangelicals who are undecided is going up.
One silver lining for McCain: undecideds tend to be more religious (possibly the flip side of the same point). That means that, in all likelihood, they will end up breaking more for McCain than Obama.



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Julie

posted October 28, 2008 at 8:13 pm


Why has support for McCain dropped?
Why would a religious person vote for McCain?
Because of false allusions that McCain will end abortion. Of course people believe the non-stop lies about Obama and the born alive issue even though it has been debunked many times by FactCheck, PolitiFact, and other independent sites.
Are religious voters concerned that McCain and surrogates have lied repeatedly about Obama’s tax plan since at least June? Fooling voters to gain votes. Palin tells the tax lie every day.
Are they concerned that a supposed Christian spreads false statements the Obama “pals around with terrorist.”
The spreading the wealth falsity. The US has always had a tax system that increases the tax rate as income increases. It seems like Christians would care about the people at the lowest incomes that are working, but still not making enough for a decent living condition. James Dobson repeated the Republican talking points by call the small decrease in taxes welfare.
I have never heard anything from Palin or McCain about helping the least of these. Why aren’t Christians outraged?



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