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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Some Evangelical Data

Some food for thought regarding the evangelical vote.

In 2008, evangelicals made up 30 percent of the vote in Ohio, 31 percent in Iowa, and 26 percent in Wisconsin.

The evangelical vote for McCain in 2008 was 73 percent. The evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 was 79 percent. Right now, the polling on the evangelical vote for Romney has been somewhere in the mid-70s.

Key counties to watch on Election night:

- Hamilton County, Ohio
- Hillsborough County, Florida
- Polk County, Iowa

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posted @ Sunday, November 04, 2012 6:18 PM | Feedback (0)

Beware of the Evangelical Vote

Beware of the evangelical vote. Will it sink President Obama?  Here is an interesting opinion piece by Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal.

Read part of it below.

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You've heard about Mitt Romney's problems with the women's vote, the black vote, the Hispanic vote, the union vote and the young Democrats vote. But there's one major voting group that's fallen off the map since the primaries.

The evangelical vote.

When Mitt Romney's 2012 candidacy was gaining traction in the primaries, the conventional wisdom instantly conveyed that the evangelical vote, skeptical of Mormonism, would sink him.

What if in Ohio next week the opposite is true? There and in other swing states—Wisconsin, Iowa, North Carolina, Florida—the evangelical vote is flying beneath the media's radar. It's a lot of voters not to notice. In the 2008 presidential vote, they were 30% of the vote in Ohio, 31% in Iowa and 26% in Wisconsin.

posted @ Sunday, November 04, 2012 5:00 PM | Feedback (0)

Huge Romney Crowds

Have all the presidential polls missed the anti-Obama fever out there in the country? Have you seen these huge crowds for Romney this weekend?

Read below from ABC News:

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The Romney campaign marked the start of the final weekend of the campaign with its biggest rally to date, featuring a joint appearance by the GOP ticket and a confab of some of its most influential surrogate.

Before Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan took the stage in front of more than 20,000 supporters, they paraded out the Republican Party's last presidential nominee John McCain, GOP stars like Marco Rubio and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as well as two former GOP rivals, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

It was a pep rally of sorts at the Square at Union Centre before the surrogates fan out to battleground states in teams as the final hours leading up to Election Day on Tuesday approach. Aside from the GOP ticket and their wives, there were 42 surrogates, including the five Romney sons, on hand for Romney's closing pitch.

Romney, who spent the day campaigning in Wisconsin and Ohio, continued to characterize President Obama as a leader seeking to divide America with an ill-thought out agenda.

Are pollsters misreading the makeup of the electorate? Will Teavangelicals strike big time on Tuesday? Stay tuned.

posted @ Sunday, November 04, 2012 9:16 AM | Feedback (0)