Here’s a pretty interesting statistic for you: So far in this 2012 presidential election cycle, evangelicals have cast more than 50 percent of the votes in all the states combined!
That’s right. That’s called evangelical power! The Faith and Freedom Coalition conducted an analysis of all the GOP primaries so far and it showed that 4.29 million evangelical Christian voters have gone to the polls so far out of 8.49 million voters.
That’s a 50.53 percent evangelical turnout rate compared to a 44 percent rate in 2008.
More quick facts:
Rick Santorum has won 32.85 percent of the evangelical vote. Romney has won 29.74 and Gingrich 29.65. Ron Paul has won 7.76.
More from FFC Chairman Ralph Reed below:
“Conservative people of faith are playing a larger role in shaping the contours and affecting the trajectory of the Republican presidential nomination contest than at any time since they began pouring out of the pews and into the precincts in the late 1970’s,” said Ralph Reed, founder and chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
“They are indispensable to any winning strategy for the eventual Republican presidential nominee in both the primaries and the general election. Any candidate who ignores these voters and the values that motivate them does so at their own peril."
Romney is lucky that evangelicals are splitting the vote between three candidates otherwise he’d be in a world of trouble.