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Much ink has been spilled (if that’s still an intelligible expression in this digital age) about the likely evangelical resistance to voting for Mitt Romney.  But, to my mind, the recent Pew poll paints a different picture.  Here’s what we learn:

  • Protestants favor Romney over Obama 51-43.

  • White non-Hispanic evangelicals favor Romney over Obama 73-20.

  • White non-Hispanic mainline Protestants favor Romney over Obama 50-42.

  • Weekly church attenders favor Romney over Obama 56-38.

  • White non-Hispanic evangelical weekly attenders favor Romney over Obama 80-16.

In other words, the most religiously observant white evangelicals are more likely —indeed, significantly more likely— than their less observant brethren to say they’re going to vote for Romney. (Evangelicals who attend less than once a week favor Romney over Obama 58-31.)

Need I say more?

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