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Gallup: God Gap Still Wide. GOP Still Benefits.

Another day, another reminder that the God gap in the electorate heavily favors John McCain, even as Barack Obama screams his faith from the rooftops and McCain wears his close to his vest. A new Gallup poll analysis shows that Americans who say faith is important to their lives–about two thirds of the country–favor McCain over Obama 50-percent to 40-percent.

Among white Protestants who say religion is important in their daily lives–Gallup doesn't say how much of the electorate this represents, but it's a huge block–the Gap grows even wider: McCain enjoys a 36-point lead there.

These are pretty stark stats, but it would be helpful to have some historical comparison. After all, the strongly religious have been the GOP's base now for decades. God-o-Meter will follow up with Gallup and report back.

This article is cross-posted from Beliefnet's God-o-Meter.

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Posted:July 11, 2008 at 5:21PM
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Gallup: God Gap Still Wide. GOP Still Benefits.