Clinton’s Edge Among “Highly Religious” White Voters

Posted February 23, 2008 at 1:00pm

Much of the attention to the factor of religion and moral values in politics has been paid to the Republican side of the campaign. But Gallup came up with some polling on the Democrats and found that Hillary Clinton has a big edge over Barack Obama among voters who describe themselves as highly religious. A Feb.15-20 survey found that 57 percent of white, non-Hispanic regular church-goers support Clinton compared to 29 percent for Obama. Gallup said there was less of a relationship between candidate choice and religion among black Democratic viewers who “are both highly religious and highly likely to support Obama.”

Sunday’s Washington Post has a package of articles in its Outlook section under the heading of “How Would Jesus Vote?” You can link to them here:

It’s Not Your Father’s Religious Right
I Voted For Obama, Will I Go Straight To …
I’m An Evangelical And A Liberal … Really
Hispanic Evangelicals Flagging Faith In The GOP