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Monday, 20 February 2012

Strange Bedfellows for Santorum


Evangelicals and Catholics are surging for Rick Santorum. Exit polls online show this surge. Forty years ago, Evangelicals would never have voted for a Catholic. Christians are beginning to realize that there exists more common goods, especially in the area of morals and ethics, than not. A growing respect for Catholic conservatives, such as  Santorum and Gingrich, emerges from this shared base of the view that Jesus is God and what He actually taught in the New Testament is Truth. If one wants statistics, check out articles on Iowa and Texas polls. The primaries tomorrow may show this trend.

May this support for the bishops, and Santotum coming from some of the Evangelicals, last through the voting season. Check here for an interesting view from Pew Research Center.

"Rick Santorum’s support among Tea Party Republicans and white evangelicals is surging, and he now has pulled into a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. In polling conducted Feb. 8-12, 30% of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters favor Santorum while 28% favor Romney. As recently as a month ago, Romney held a 31% to 14% advantage over Santorum among all GOP voters."

1 comment:

Anita Moore said...

I would vote for a ham sandwich in order to get rid of Obama. However, since I don't want to have to vote for a ham sandwich, I shall be voting for Santorum at the Republican caucus on Super Tuesday. I have been saying for a long time now that conservatives cannot afford to be complacent and sit at home on election day; time to follow through and set an example!