Poll: Among religious voters, Mitt Romney performs best among white evangelicals

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  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 1:33 p.m.

    mitt polls higher with muslims also. so much for trying to be best friends

  • LessMoore ,
    Sept. 27, 2012 12:53 p.m.

    This just goes to show how disingenuous any hypocritical "White Evangelical" are. Initially they said "We can't have a non-Christian" president and claimed that Obama was a Muslim, some of then came right out and said Romney belongs to a cult (which they all believe is true) and now that Rpmney is the nominee its OK to have a nob-Christian in the white house? This is why the White Evangelicals in America are increasingly becoming irrelevant.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    I'm not sure if we should make a big deal about this? Republican candidates always do better with "white evangelicals" ... Come on DNEWS... is this really "news"?

  • Quagthistle Utica, KS
    Sept. 26, 2012 1:18 p.m.

    Surprise, surprise, another DN article in favor of Romney (and trying to creatively use poll numbers to make it look like Romney is in the lead). The problem with Romney is his stated disreguard and railing disrespect for the poor (especially the working poor, many of whom pay a higher overall tax rate than *he* does), the Republicans archaic 1500s approach to women's health (and, worse, trying to frame it as a religious freedom issue - since when did religious freedom include denying your employees medication?), their hatred of health reform (all they talk about is repealing Obamacare, which, incidentally, is almost exactly what Mr. Romney ran on creating 4 years ago - they never mention what will replace it, or, if they do, their plans are always a big step in the wrong direction), and their hand-holding of the rich "job creators" (because creating jobs for the Chinese is still creating jobs, right?). I can't, in good conscience, support someone whose "Christian values" go against what was taught by King Benjamin and Jesus about caring for the poor and needy and "not grinding the faces of the poor". If that makes me a liberal, so be it.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    "The University of Colorado has Romney winning 321 electoral votes. They have been doing this study since 1980. It's never been wrong. Not even in 2000. It's based on economic factors, state by state."

    Economic factors would lead to that conclusion, however looking at economic factors alone doesn't capture the fact that people don't trust Romney or have high approval of the Republican party (remember, Congress's approval went into the dumpster after Republicans took the house). The RealClearPolitics map that is based on a poll of polls has Obama at 265 with 7 tossup states (leads for either candidate less than 5.0 points) left. Those are Virginia Florida North Carolina Nevada Iowa Colorado and New Hampshire. Romney has to win all 7 to win, and all 6 that aren't New Hampshire to tie. Or he can try and break down Obama's 5 point lead (avg of 7 recent polls) in Ohio.

    You doubt the NYTimes but their election blog is now run by Nate Silver, touted for the accuracy of his election models, he got 49 of 50 states correct last year (only missed Indiana).

    Romney is no Reagan.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 10:08 a.m.

    The Senator Obama campaign 4-years ago promised people Hope and Change. He also said he would not run again if he didn't do that in one term. He has not done much of anything himself in this term and has Joe Biden who he has to monitor more than President Bush the first had to do with Dan Quayle, who was not a bad person at all, he just could not spell potato. That was his only problem but not with VP Biden. He uses bad words and is tutored in everything to say, by teleprompter.

    This President has reached Peter's Principle but has too much pride to say he has failed in anything. He puts the responsibility on everyone else in his administration and now with the Presidential campaign coming down to the last month, he is saying it is Governor Romney's fault for all the bad principles and practices of the last 225 years.

    The President doesn't say that his Span of Control over his advisors and Czars is beyond his capability.

    As a former military person, I never felt insecure except during President Carter's time when we lost airplanes in Iran.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    The title of this article should say he is dedicated to performing for all Americans.

    Having lived in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, it is a hard task even now for him to get through the bias of people in those states. The South Carolina primary showed he had an uphill battle from the other candidates at that time who brought religion into his every comment.

    He will hopefully bring the message that people need to accept that he is Christian and there is no question about his believing in the same Jesus Christ as they do. We have a President who is not honest and caring about all people. He has supported beliefs that go against the grain of what our Founding Fathers gave us in the Constitution of the United States of America. As a person who studied that law and covenant with the people of all generations, you would expect him to know more about what he should be doing. Instead, he uses that knowledge to get around some of the basic principles that have stood for over 200 years in courts and in legislative bodies.

    Not the kind of President for 4 more years

  • Hemlockroid Kailua-Kona, HI
    Sept. 26, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Amazing since Mormons are soft on Islam in Evangelical terms.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Sept. 25, 2012 10:06 p.m.

    "He's barely a Carter."... in referring to Obama... you mean an honest, decent, church going man...... why I think Obama might ever accept that praise.

    "Romney says anything less than perfect, detractors scream it from the mountain tops but Obama can flip flop constantly and even change his story on the Libyan attack and he is protected by the press and held up as the epitome of honesty and consistency."

    Now are you saying this after or before reading the CNN write up about the Ambassadors journal, and how CNN has been reporting for couple of days now that in it the ambassador writes of the growing threat of Islamic Extremist in Libya, and feared for his safety... is that the complete pass they are giving Obama you are referring to?

    It really does help to look at a wide variety of sources to get the full picture. Not everything Fox, Limbaugh, Beck, or the rest of the shock news types say is the full and complete truth - I know shocking - but true. And no, I don't watch or read MSNBC. I do read the FoxNews website - it is far less overly dramatic than the TV variant.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 9:15 p.m.

    Mitt is also doing very well with Utah. What I hear is he will carry the state.

  • SammyB Provo, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 9:03 p.m.

    Comments on news articles elsewhere are widely in favor of Romney but I have noticed that here the liberals have been gaining ground. I wonder if many of the conservatives are simply disgusted at the constant Romney bashing and are letting the liberals have the stage.

    I have to say it is very interesting to note that when Romney says anything less than perfect, detractors scream it from the mountain tops but Obama can flip flop constantly and even change his story on the Libyan attack and he is protected by the press and held up as the epitome of honesty and consistency.

    Double standards have become the norm.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 8:58 p.m.


    The NYTimes? Really? And the U of Col. study has been in place for 32 years. That's hardly brand new.

    No president since Roosevelt has been elected with unemployment this high. Good luck with that. Obama is no Roosevelt. He's barely a Carter.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Sept. 25, 2012 8:26 p.m.

    Imagine my shock upon reading this....

    I am just guessing here... he is probably leading among those who self affiliate themselves with the tea party too...

    Both groups wouldn't vote for a democrat even if God came and personally endorsed Obama.

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    Sept. 25, 2012 6:38 p.m.


    Translation: I'll cherrypick the one poll that gives Romney a chance and try to pass that off as proof (Never mind that the methodology behind that U of C pronouncement is actually brand new and unproven.)

    As of today, the NYT election blog gives President Obama a 79.7% chance of being reelected with an electoral vote count of 312-225. Complain about the liberal media all you like, but he clearly has the advantage and it's gaining.

  • oldrunner Ogden, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 6:34 p.m.

    I have heard that he is number one with used car sellsmen as well. I'm not sure why this is news worthy.

  • Twin Sister LINDON, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 6:10 p.m.

    Thank you LDS Liberal for setting the record straight.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 5:57 p.m.

    If the GOP wins, watch for stoning to begin of GLBT Americans, women who use contraceptives, non-Christian Americans, etc.

    It won't be pretty.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 5:31 p.m.

    @LDS Liberal

    You need to go look at the University of Colorado study on the electoral map and quit believing MSNBC. The University of Colorado has Romney winning 321 electoral votes. They have been doing this study since 1980. It's never been wrong. Not even in 2000. It's based on economic factors, state by state.

    As far as the evangelicals go, of course they like Mitt. He's a good man.

  • Yorkshire City, Ut
    Sept. 25, 2012 4:46 p.m.

    from article: "But according to Jones’ research, as more white evangelical voters have realized that he is Mormon, his favorability among them has actually risen."

    While I'm all for anyone's support of Mitt Romney, and am glad to welcome any and all comers, this sentence was very humorous to me.

    Voters are recently "realizing" he is a Mormon??

    I guess its possible that few of them do not own a TV, radio, computer or read any printed news material. But isn't it funny that after 8 years, there are people who do not know this?? :)

  • Wanda B. Rich Provo, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 3:55 p.m.

    Mitt would poll even better among rich white Evangelicals.

    Sept. 25, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    This is a no-brainer. Yes, republicans get the white, evangelical vote. By far. Democrats get the Hispanic vote, a majority of the Asian vote, the African American vote, and poll strongly by those under 50. Democrats get the majority of the non-Christian religious vote (ie. Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Taoists, etc.). But among older, religious, Christians (especially protestants) republicans still win.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    Which Mitt Romney?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    Polls don't matter.

    GW Bush taught us all a great big lesson:
    the Electoral College is all that matters.

    FYI, as of this morning --

    Obama = 347
    Romney = 191

    270 is all that is needed to win.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    You mean the meme from the media that conservative evangelicals - not liberal seculars - were Romney's enemy was all just a ruse to cover their own bias?

    I am shocked (not really)

  • Caprice PROVIDENCE, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 2:27 p.m.

    I would hope that all Americans with pure hearts ans sincere hopes of seeing America recover from the dismal disaster that we are drowning in would be wise enough to take a serious look at Romney. He is a remarkable man with the utmost capabilities to guide our nation out of the hole we are. His kind heart and compassion toward others is downplayed or misrepresented by the liberal media, when it truth, no one has been more connected and helpful in giving of his time and resources to bless the lives of those who are struggling with serious hardships. No one knows the true Mitt Romney the way his family and close friends do, all of whom rave of the kindness of his heart as well as his unwavering commitment to serve God and his country with the most scrupulous of ideals. We have never had a man of his refinement and qualifications, as well as with a true desire to serve our country by turning our economy around and providing jobs for millions of Americans who are now unemployed. He knows how to do it, he wants to do it, and he will do it with our help.