F&M Poll

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And now, a word of more than passing interest from today’s Franklin and Marshall national survey. Those identified as “born again or fundamentalist” favor McCain over Obama by only 41 percent to 33 percent, with eight percent backing other candidates and 18 percent in the “don’t know” category. That presumably includes African Americans but even so, it’s way too narrow a differential for the McCain campaign to feel anything but the willies. In the broad generics, McCain leads Obama 41-36 among Protestants and 42-36 among Catholics. For those of other religions, it’s 44-35 for Obama. The religiously unaffiliated are overwhelmingly for Obama, 60-20. Overall, it’s 42-36 for Obama.