Friday, April 25, 2008

religion going left?

this recent study indicates that there could be a major shift in the politics of the religious, particularly the young. the study found that "40 percent of likely born-again voters planned to vote Democratic this year, compared with 29 percent who planned to vote Republican." of course who knows about the polling methodology, etc. but to me, coming from the bible belt and hyper-conservative cobb county, that is a staggering stat. if those numbers are even somewhat accurate, it would represent a sea change in the political landscape.


Blogger Ahab said...

Interesting study. A lot of these voters may leave the Republican camp in this cycle but I bet most of them will become independents instead of switching to Democrat. Still it would be a welcome development as tying politics and religion together is rarely a good thing. Ultimately, I think you'll see a lot of these "likely born agains" end up back in the GOP as people trend more conservative as they grow older.

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