Poll: Very religious voters pick Romney
April 25th, 2012
10:50 AM ET
11 years ago

Poll: Very religious voters pick Romney

(CNN) – Mitt Romney leads likely general election rival President Barack Obama among very religious voters, according to a recent survey.

The Gallup daily tracking poll released Wednesday showed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee beating Obama by 17 percentage points, 54% to 37%, among the most religious voters. Obama led Romney among moderately religious voters, 54% to 40%, and by 31 percentage points among nonreligious voters, 61% to 30%.

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The poll classified very religious individuals as those who attended a church, synagogue or mosque at least every week or almost every week, a group that made up 41% of the registered voters questioned. The moderately religious category made up 27% of registered voters questioned. Nonreligious voters, for whom religion was not an important part of daily life and seldom or never attended religious services, made up 32% of those questioned by Gallup.

Obama is a Protestant Christian and Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Despite Obama's religion, Protestants supported Romney over Obama by a five-point margin. Obama received the top spot among Catholics by six percentage points and held a substantial lead among Americans with no formal religious identity.

For the ongoing poll, Gallup surveys registered Republican voters on a daily basis, and the poll drops the oldest of five days each day and adds results from the most recent day of polling.

The most recent Gallup survey included interviews of 2,157 registered voters between April 19 and April 23 with a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Lolo

    Republicans are not religious they are satan undercover. These people do not have a religious bone in their bodies. I believe that they wrote their own Bible to cater to their idiotic thoughts. I have never heard a Christians react or behave the way these people do. I do not want the government ran by religious nuts who are only out for themselves and that is exactly who Romney is. The republican party flip flops just like there so called nominee, so birds of a feather flock together. To be a Harvard grad he seems so out of place and a duffus. I understand that he thinks that he is entitled to the presidency because of his money, but that won't cut it. Like one wrote on this story, they will vote for the devil himself just to get President Obama out of the white house. These people are pathetic. Mormons lie, cheat, do crimes and steal just like other people. Don't let the Mittens fool you.

    April 25, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  2. mdturn1

    The term "Very Religious" is code for the "FAR-RIGHT". They have been loyal supporters since the start of the Republican electoral process. There are certain groups that will support the Republican cause under any and all circumstances. The "FAR-RIGHT" is definetly one of those groups. Mitt Romney's biggest problem is that he was exposed during the debates as an "UNLIKEABLE PERSON" who lacks the mental fitness required to be the President. The man completely lacks the "RIGHT-STUFF", the"IT" factor, the intangibles. PRESIDENT ..... NOWAY!!!!

    April 25, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    I am very religious, I am voting for Obama.

    April 25, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. zip

    I wonder if the very religious voter realizes that Mitt Romney believes he will go to planet Kolob when he dies. Most Americans no very little about the Mormon cult. Will the media do a full expose of the LDS, or will they allow Romney to skate through? Do they know that Mitt Romney's great great grandfather was killed for messing around with another man's wife? While he already has 11 wives? And is hero to the Mormon church? Google Parley P. Pratt. You won't believe it. Wake up, America. Google the "White Horse Prophecy" Romney will be the death of us.

    April 25, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    The Truth wrote on page 2:

    Religion is voluntary and does jail people for non-compliance with their dictates.

    The federal government demands compliance and jails you to get compliance. .
    Religion does not jail people for non-compliance. Non-conformers are excuted, excommunicated, expelled, and worse. But, they are never exonerated. Sounds a lot like the Tea Party, doesn't it?

    April 25, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  6. sonny chapman

    Dear S.S.-try looking in the Four Gospels at what Jesus said & how he lived his life on Earth, in complete obedience to the Father, even to point of suffering a horrific death, which he foresaw. Or, the beautiful words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 13,4.

    April 25, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  7. Scott

    I'm a hardcore Republican Platform type of guy except for two items: Religious Freedom and Foreign Policy. These are two items that are extremely liberal in nature (liberal government involvement).

    April 25, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. Gina

    The American Taliban – go ahead and vote for MItt. He is all yours. No one else with a brain who can think will do the same – all in the name of getting rid of president Obama – what a disgrace..

    April 25, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Reality Check

    To clarify: what we mean by "very religious" is "fundamentalist christians". They believe in the letter of the constitution just like they believe in the letter of the Bible, regardless of compassion or reason. They think that if they haven't violated the letter of these documents, they haven't done anything wrong, and they think it's ok to take any extremist action in defense of the letters in this documents. They view the world as all messed up: everyone else is wrong and I'm right. If everyone just thought like me, there would be any problems. This, however, is exactly the problem.

    April 25, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
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