February 25, 2008
Clinton Favored By Religious White Democrats
by Rohan Parker
Among extremely religious white Democrats, support is much higher for Hillary Clinton than for Barack Obama.
According to exit polls taken on February 15 to 20, 57% of Democratic voters who were white (non-Hispanic), and attended church regularly, supported Hillary Clinton, whilst only 29% of the same group supported Barack Obama. However among those Democrats who attend church less often or not at all, the support significantly favors Obama.
According to analysts, religion has less of an impact in the black community of Democrats as polls are showing they are very likely to be supporting Obama regardless.
For much of this election, the focus between religion and the candidates has been centered on the Republican primaries. Former Baptist preacher Mike Huckabee has out performed other candidates among evangelical Republican voters, though there was much speculation as to how Mitt Romney would poll with the evangelical voters due to his being Mormon, however speculation is moot now that he has bowed out of the race.
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