Between Pews & Polls
Antle, W. James, III, The American Conservative
Have values voters lost their clout?
HAS THE RELIGIOUS Right become irrelevant? Such a question would have been unthinkable only three years ago. According to political analysts across the ideological spectrum, the first big lesson of the 2004 election was that the parties were now aligned around values rather than economics. The second was that socially conservative "values voters" outnumbered their secular liberal counterparts, to the net benefit of Republican candidates. White evangelical Christians make up the GOP's largest single voting bloc.
You wouldn't be able to tell this by looking at the Republican presidential field. No candidate with a history of identifying …
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Publication information: Article title: Between Pews & Polls. Contributors: Antle, W. James, III - Author. Magazine title: The American Conservative. Volume: 6. Issue: 15 Publication date: July 3, 2007. Page number: 23+. © 2009 The American Conservative LLC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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