democrats having difficulty wooing the evangelicals

 

As Obama and McCain move into the final two months of this longest of elections, white evangelical or “born again” Christian voters are being fought over more fiercely than at any time in modern history. Both parties employ evangelical outreach specialists. 

White evangelicals are the most Republican religious group in the country, with 62% of them leaning Republican, compared with 38% of all voters. 

Apparently many evangelicals have long been uncomfortable with Mr McCain, a man who cannot decide whether he is an Episcopalian or a Baptist. But Mr McCain’s biggest coup by far was picking Sarah Palin as his running-mate. Mrs Palin is an evangelical convert—she was born a Catholic—who is deeply-rooted in the evangelical subculture.

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~ by k-rock and l-jive on September 18, 2008.

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