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Dems Gain With Religious Voters

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Unite Our Nation, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Unite Our Nation

    Unite Our Nation New Member

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    Here is part of the article. It's an interesting piece.

    "A concerted effort since 2004 helped Barack Obama and the Democrats make significant inroads with religious voters.

    Reversing his party's poor showing among faith-based voters in the 2004 presidential election, Mr. Obama won among Catholics, 54% to 45%, made gains among regular churchgoers and eroded a bit of the evangelical support that has been a fixture of Republican electoral success for years, exit polls showed.

    The Democrats' gains among the religious undoubtedly were aided by worries over the economy, which surveys have shown to be the main concern for voters. But Democrats also have made a strong effort to woo faith-based voters, hatched in the wake of the 2004 loss, which was adopted by Mr. Obama in the early days of his campaign and carried through the convention and the fall campaign.

    Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic standard-bearer, lost the Catholic vote while President George W. Bush gleaned 78% of white evangelical voters. Mr. Obama reduced that to 74% and also cut the Republican share of votes among those who attend church weekly or more often to 55% from 61%...."
     
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    Oh the newspapers told it
    They told it so well
    The democrats charged
    The republicans fell
    The polls they did surge
    The republicans died
    But the Democrats won
    With God on their side!




    with many many apologies to Bob!!
     
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