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Evangelicals and the Coming Romney Victory

posted on May 10, 2012

At First Things, Gerald R. McDermott writes that a new poll in the key swing state of Virginia, which shows increasing evangelical support of Romney, bodes well for the GOP candidate’s prospects for unseating President Obama. While most evangelicals in Virginia are ambivalent about Romney’s Mormon faith, McDermott suggests that because of this key electoral constituency’s deep-seated dislike for Obama’s policies, they will vote for the former Massachusetts governor by large margins. “They will vote for Romney,” McDermott writes, “because they think his policies will grow the economy without jeopardizing their deepest convictions—such as their belief in traditional marriage as the bedrock of society.” 

Read at First Things