Poll Spot

The Arab-American Vote

Sponsor: The Arab-American Institute
Released: 2008-09

This poll found that shifts in party identification continues, with more Arab-Americans identifying as Democrat than did in 200. The Democrat/Republican break in 2000 was 40/38. Now it is 46/20. Obama leads by 21 points in the two-way matchup with McCain (54-33). The margin drops to 14 points (46-32) when Barr and Nader are included. […]

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How Americans View Evangelical Voters

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2008-09

According to this new poll, evangelicals will have a significant effect on the election outcome (59% of American adults said this was either “very” or “somewhat accurate” regarding evangelical voters). 59% believe evangelicals will cause the political conversation to be more conservative and 56% think that evangelicals will spend too much time complaining and not […]

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Poll of Evangelical Voters

Sponsor: Time
Released: 2008-08

70% of white evangelical voters support Sen. John McCain, though only 15% do so enthusiastically. White evangelicals also favor McCain on most fronts, from categories like “protection against terrorism” to “best understands the concerns of average citizens.” Also, these voters pick Sen. McCain over Sen. Barack Obama as the candidate who is most guided by […]

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Annual Religion and Public Life Survey

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2008-08

A narrow majority of the public says that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of political matters and not express their views on day-to-day social and political matters. For a decade, majorities of Americans had voiced support for religious institutions speaking out on such issues. Second, while the Republican Party is most […]

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Catholics and Presidential Nominee Support

Sponsor: Associated TV/Zogby International
Released: 2008-08

In mid-July, Catholics favored Democratic Sen. Barack Obama by 11 percent. This poll, from August, shows they now favor Republican Sen. John McCain by a margin of 50 to 34 percent.

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