Friday, May 14, 2010

Obama's Base Support is the Unchurched (barely)

A new Gallup poll shows that a narrow majority of non-church goers approve of the Obama presidency. Among those who attend church a little or a lot, the ratings are abysmal.

UPDATE 8/30/10: Even Unchurched Losing Faith in Obama

-- From "Americans Who Don’t Attend Church Form Base of Obama’s Support, Gallup Polling Indicates" by Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief 5/13/10

Gallup reports the breakouts from its presidential approval survey for three different types of church-goers: people who attend church weekly, people who attend church nearly weekly or monthly, and people who seldom or never attend church. Among these three groups, Obama’s approval rating tops 50 percent only among those who seldom or never attend church. In fact, among this group it was at 56 percent for the week ending May 8.

Obama’s approval rating among people who attend church weekly was only 43 percent during that week; and among those who attend church nearly weekly or monthly it was 47 percent.

Obama’s approval rating dropped to a low of 38 percent among weekly church-goers in the week that ended on April 4.

To read the entire article, CLICK HERE.