June 28, 2011

NOT ONE OF US:

Poll: Faith signals party affiliation (JUSTIN HO, 6/28/11, Politico)

Gallup’s latest survey revealed that 48 percent of very religious Americans are Republican or lean Republican, while 38 percent are Democrats or lean Democratic. Among those who aren’t religious, 54 percent consider themselves Democrats and 29 percent identify themselves as Republicans.

The numbers are evenly split among independents, with 16 percent identifying as non-religious, 16 percent identifying as moderately religious and 13 percent identifying as very religious.

Gallup said the data suggests Obama will face an invigorated challenge from the religious GOP in 2012.

“Obama managed to win the presidency in 2008 despite his relatively poor showing against John McCain among highly religious Americans,” Newport said.

“The current data suggest that he still enjoys relatively strong support among Americans who are nonreligious, but that in the coming election he will again face an uphill battle among those who are moderately and, in particular, very religious, given the latter’s clear tendency to identify as Republicans.”


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