Evangelicals and Mormons

10 11 2016


Religious breakdown.

We were lectured in the current year that white evangelical/born-again voters would sour on Trump because of his personal life and his social issue liberalism.

In 2012, Romney carried 78% of them.  That matched the record for that group voting red, with Bush 2004.  That was important, because there was a fashionable theory that white evangelical/born-again voters soured on a Mormon, and this statistic refuted that.

That record is now gone.

Trump got 81% of them.

The severe decline in Mormons voting red now delta 2012 is of course significant.  It’s why Trump won Arizona relatively narrowly and why turnout in that state was noticeably low.  Kentucky, with significantly fewer people, had a total voter turnout higher than that in Arizona.  Mormons just stayed home; unlike in the state to its north, there was no Egg McMuffin vanity Mormon on the ballot.  Their staying home probably also cost Joe Arpaio his job.

But, the trade off is that the President of the United States is the one into immigration enforcement.  With the way the power dynamics have been shifting, if you want immigration enforcement, you’d rather have the President be for it and the Sheriff not than the other way around.





9 responses

10 11 2016
Avenge Harambe

Mormons staying home probably cost Nevada as well. Not enough votes to counter the massive illegal Mexican votes organized by the hospitality unions in Vegas and Reno.

10 11 2016
David In TN

Speaking of Egg McMuffin, I saw a post-election quote from him. He intoned: “Conservatives should leave the Republican Party.”

Unintentionally funny.

10 11 2016
John Vawter

Appoint Arpaio to head the DHS, watch libtard heads explode.

10 11 2016
Hard Right


10 11 2016

I’m not kidding about this. Someone on the TranTeam is floating his name for HLS.

11 11 2016
John Vawter

That would be fantastic, or maybe Border Patrol.

10 11 2016
john jones

Mormons also figured into the Phyllis Schlafly Eagle Forum split. What are they good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again.

11 11 2016


I don’t think, really, it’s any more complicated that where Trump would have lost them with his history of social issue liberalism, he got them right back and then some with populism and nationalism.

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