Pages

Jump to bottom

9 comments

1 ibob  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 12:52:02pm

Why would it be surprising that atheists would tend to support the opposition of evangelical Christians? Evangelical Christians are some the best recruiters for atheists.

2 aagcobb  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 12:57:34pm

re: #1 ibob

Why would it be surprising that atheists would tend to support the opposition of evangelical Christians? Evangelical Christians are some the best recruiters for atheists.

That didn’t surprise me. What surprised me was how large a segment of the voting population Atheists constitute. All everyone has been talking about is how the GOP needs to reach out to Hispanics, but Atheists constituted a larger segment of the electorate and gave Obama a bigger voting margin than Hispanics did.

3 JEA62  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 12:57:36pm

It amazes me that conservatives still believe this formula will win them statewide and nationwide elections.

4 aagcobb  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 12:59:51pm

re: #3 JEA62

It amazes me that conservatives still believe this formula will win them statewide and nationwide elections.

Reality denial virtually defines the modern GOP.

5 ProBosniaLiberal  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 4:03:38pm

re: #1 ibob

And recruiters to Islam as well. On my Imam’s FB, I notice a steady trickle of Converts. A number are military members.

Of course my own background is a weird one and how I got there.

6 Skip Intro  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 4:24:16pm

re: #3 JEA62

It amazes me that conservatives still believe this formula will win them statewide and nationwide elections.

That, and the Holy Order of the Gerrymander will carry the day for them.

7 jaunte  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 5:25:05pm
8 Talking Point Detective  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:41:59am

Excuse my denseness, but just to check…. I’m having trouble parsing your language:

For Romney, white evangelicals gave him nearly a fifteen point margin over Obama (26% of the electorate which he won 78-21), while Obama got a whopping 17 point margin from everyone who isn’t a white evangelical (74% of the vote which he won 60-37).

I get that you’re saying that white evangelicals were 26% of the electorate, and that Romney won that vote by 78%-21% - but what do you mean when you say that they gave him “nearly a fifteen point margin over Obama?” When you’re saying “margin over,” do you mean relative to a 50/50 split?

It seems that view would be consistent with this statement —

while Obama got a whopping 17 point margin from everyone who isn’t a white evangelical (74% of the vote which he won 60-37).

In that the difference between 60 and 37 is 33, and if you half 33, you get @ 17?

On the other thread - you said that Obama won the vote from whites who aren’t evangelicals - do you have a link to where that is broken out? I see white evangelicals as compared to “everyone else,” but I’m not sure where to see the stats of whites who aren’t evangelicals.

9 Talking Point Detective  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:47:05am

BTW - this article has some interesting stats:

[Link: www.pewforum.org…]

Part of what I find interesting is the marked difference between white Protestants and White Catholics - in that support for Obama dropped in the later group (relative to 2008) but not in the former.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Green Day - Still Breathing (Official Lyric Video)punk -- so unhip, only dirty ol' codgers listen to it now... and punk pop? That's the lowest of the low, but I like this anyhow - cause I am still breathing. "Still Breathing" From the upcoming new Green Day ...
Thanos
1 hour, 56 minutes ago
Views: 58 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Trampled by Turtles Covers Yes: ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ Trampled By Turtles are Undercover vets, having wowed us a couple of years back with an acoustic Arcade Fire cover. This time out, the Duluth, Minnesota band took the challenge of one of this year’s toughest songs, Yes’ 1983 ...
Thanos
2 hours, 19 minutes ago
Views: 51 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Barenaked Ladies Cover Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight’ Barenaked Ladies may have set the record for best-attended Undercover session when they stopped in Chicago this June. Following tour mate Colin Hay and his well-received performance of “She’s My Best Friend,” the Canadian quartet drew what appeared to ...
Thanos
2 hours, 21 minutes ago
Views: 79 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Missouri’s Public-Health Enemy No. 1: A Gun in Every Pocket The day after the Yik Yak threat, a black undergraduate stopped by my husband’s office to say that she was interrupting her education and going home. Her parents thought she’d be safer there. She had spent the night, she ...
Thanos
12 hours, 43 minutes ago
Views: 174 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
4 Shot Dead in Mall Near Seattle; Shooter Remains at Large SEATTLE — Five people were shot — four fatally — Friday night in the Cascade Mall in Burlington, and officers fanned out searching for the shooter, according to the Washington State Patrol. The four dead are all female, State ...
Thanos
16 hours, 25 minutes ago
Views: 135 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Jimmy Webb & Linda Ronstadt the MOON’S a HARSH MISTRESS Jimmy Webb does three songs at the 1988 "Salute to the American Songwriter" at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Created and produced for the National Academy of Songwriters by Dean Pitchford, Kevin Odegard, Dene Hofheinz Anton and Tisha ...
Thanos
1 day, 3 hours ago
Views: 298 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Mirrors Stay connected with the campaign.Subscribe on YouTube ► hrc.ioLike us on Facebook ► hrc.ioFollow us on Twitter ► hrc.ioFollow us on Instagram ► hrc.ioPin with us on Pinterest ► hrc.io ABOUT HILLARY CLINTONHillary Clinton has served as Secretary of ...
Thanos
1 day, 8 hours ago
Views: 137 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Coming in 2017 From Ridley Scott - Taboo TrailerThis is causing a bit of controversy in the UK with it's adversarial position to the excesses of the EIC.
Thanos
1 day, 10 hours ago
Views: 215 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
He Supported Bombing Syria a Little Too Eagerly, Now RuNet Pioneer Faces PrisonEven in Russia calls for genocide, to "bomb them all," are considered extremist and can be used as grounds for criminal prosecution. Some think that this blogger should not be punished because the real reason he's being prosecuted is his ...
Thanos
1 day, 11 hours ago
Views: 236 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Ignore Trump: Ford’s Move to Mexico Is Good for US Workers Electoral math. TRUMP=WRONG Of the 11 new car factories built in North America since 2011, nine are in Mexico. But that does not equate to cutting jobs in the US. In fact, Ford building small cars in Mexico allows ...
Great White Snark
1 day, 12 hours ago
Views: 282 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0