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Evangelicals pick Romney over Obama, poll says

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VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) April 5, 2012 — Christian evangelicals dislike the job President Barack Obama is doing and will overwhelmingly vote against him in the upcoming election, according to the latest Barna Group survey.

While Christian evangelicals make up just 7 percent of the adult population, they represent 10 percent of the voter population, meaning they are motivated to turnout on Election Day.

Only 3-5 percent of evangelicals said they’d definitely vote for Obama, depending on who his rival is. Meanwhile, 53-58 percent said they would “definitely” support a Republican opponent. That margin of intensity was unrivaled across all other religious subgroups.

However among a group Barna calls “religious skeptics” — those that include atheists and agnostics — Obama is the favorite. They make up about 11 percent of the adults expected to vote in November. Among skeptics, Obama would defeat Mitt Romney 70 percent  to 30 percent.

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