The Mormon Vote: Brother Romney falls short of mark set by Bush

The Pew Forum‘s analysis of the exit polls by religious affiliation has an interesting takeaway. Mitt Romney was expected to do well among his fellow Mormons: Mitt Romney was a lay leader in the Church of Latter Day Saints, serving as bishop of the ward from 1981 to 1986, and indeed 78% of Mormons supported Romney.

However, Mormons are typically very conservative voters. For example, George W. Bush earned the support of 80% of Mormons — two percent more support than Romney earned.

Some Mormons were quite vocal in their opposition to their coreligionist. See for example this videos from the Mormons for Obama website.  


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