Much has been made about how an estimated 30 percent of white evangelicals voted for Democrats this election. But that’s only slightly better than the 28 percent who voted for Democrats in 2004, the New York Times reported. And despite the prediction that disillusioned white evangelicals might stay home on Election Day, they made up about 24 percent of those who voted, up from 23 percent in 2004. However, there were a few states — such as Ohio and Pennsylvania — where a shift in these voters did help Democrats. Also, liberal Christians were much more active this election and helped defeat anti-evolution school board candidates and pass ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage.
So the good news for Republicans is that their white evangelical base held firm, despite the political scandals. But the bad news is that the GOP lost anyway.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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