Jump directly to the Content


Those fickle evangelicals


The headline at ABC News: "Losing Faith in the GOP | Early Exit Polls: Third of White Evangelicals Voted for Democrats" Marcus Baram reports:

Almost a third of white evangelicals voted for Democrats in today's election, according to early exit polls reported by The Associated Press. Most of them cited corruption as an important factor in their decision.

That's a change from the 2004 presidential election when 78 percent of white evangelicals voted for Bush and 21 percent voted for Kerry. That was a recent peak in evangelical attachment to Republicans.

In the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, evangelicals constituted 23 percent of the electorate.

Today's early numbers seem to show that Democrats have been able to recapture some of that huge block.

In the 2002 midterm elections, almost 68 percent of evangelicals favored Republican candidates. In 2000, 68 percent voted for Bush and 30 percent for Gore.

Wait a second. A third of evangelicals voted for Democrats in this year's election? And ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview
To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.
Already a CT subscriber? for full digital access.
Support Our Work

Subscribe to CT for less than $4.25/month

Read These Next

hide this
Access The Archives

Member-Only Access

Subscribe to Christianity Today to continue reading this article from CT's digital archives.


Already a subscriber? to continue reading.