Medved: Thank the godless for Obama’s election

By Neal McNamara | April 3, 2014
Les Hagen

In trying to explain two consecutive presidential defeats, some Republican commentators blame Christian evangelicals for the perceived decline in their political participation.

But 2012 exit polls showed 26 percent of all voters identifying as “White Evangelical/Born-Again Christians” – a significant increase from the 23 percent who described themselves that way in 2004, the last time a Republican won. Moreover, that winning candidate, George W. Bush, did no better among his fellow evangelicals than did the Mormon Mitt Romney – both got a commanding 78 percent of such voters.

In religious terms, Obama’s margin of victory came entirely from the small minority who say they “never” attend church – they preferred the president by 28 points. Among the 82 percent who visit churches even a few times a year, Romney won a solid majority. For his re-election victory, Obama can thank the Godless as much as God.

comments powered by Disqus
Top stories
AM 770 KTTH's Amtrak contest
AM 770 KTTH and Amtrak want to send you and a guest to Portland, Oregon for a fall weekend getaway September 25th through 27th! Click here for details

Don't miss
  • debate
    Audio: The Fight For the White House Ben Shapiro, Michael Medved and David Boze analyze the current crop of GOP presidential hopefuls, with an eye towards who can best take back the White House and defeat Hillary Clinton. Moderated by Jason Rantz.

Don't miss
  • debate
    Video: Gun rights debate In KTTH’s third Freedom Series Debate, hosts Ben Shapiro and Michael Medved sat down with KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross and Ralph Fascitelli, President of Washington Ceasefire, to take on initiatives 594 and 591 and other gun rights issues.

Don't miss

Don't miss

Real Estate Corner
  • Robin's Real Estate Reality Talk
    Robin's Real Estate Reality Talk We are in a very unique market. Right now our area is showing signs of recovery. We are moving in a positive direction and gaining equity though are ways off from where we were in 2006 and 2007.