Election Day Shifts

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Although President-elect Barack Obama drew more votes than Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) did four years ago among both Catholics and other church attendees, those shifts were overwhelmingly among African Americans and Latinos, according to network exit polls. Among white voters, the biggest change among religious voters concerned younger evangelical Protestants, 43 percent of whom supported Obama, far higher than the 12 percent who backed Kerry four years ago.

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