California's Evangelicals: Hope and Warning to McCain
MEDIA ADVISORY, June 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- California Evangelicals have a message of hope...and a message of warning...for Senator John McCain.
When surveyed, 90.4% of Californian Evangelicals said they'd vote for John McCain if the Vice presidential choice was a conservative, acceptable to Evangelical Christians.
A second question was asked if they would support Senator McCain if he chose a moderate or liberal vice presidential running mate. The percentage dropped dramatically down to only 45.8% for McCain.
54.2 % said they would not vote for McCain if he had a liberal or moderate running mate. That might be between 14 to 19 million votes in November if he chose a liberal or moderate vice presidential candidate.
The poll was sent to over 10,000 California Evangelicals in California. While not a scientific poll- it does reflect on how the Evangelical voter will respond to McCain's presidency based on his Vice presidential pick.
Reality Alert is an electronic newsletter for California Evangelicals with a special focus on California. It covers politics, economics, religious issues and theological themes impacting today's church.
Craig Huey, publisher, said, "Clearly John McCain's vice presidential choice will be a major factor if he is to win in November. 60 million Evangelicals could vote for him if motivated. Evangelicals are included as one of the largest voting blocs along with the Hispanic, black, union and other voting groups. 27.1 million Evangelicals voted in 2004."
McCain can work to expand the Evangelical voter base to 35 or 40 million based on his Vice president pick. The road to capturing the White House depends on the Evangelical voter. In California and two other states, the marriage initiative on the ballot will draw an above-average Evangelical turnout at the polls.
Reality Alert is published by ElectionForum.org, an organization that recommends candidates that best represent a Christian worldview.
The poll asked, "If Senator John McCain chooses a conservative vice-presidential running mate acceptable to Evangelical Christians, how would you vote?"
Results 90.4% would vote for John McCain, <1% would vote for the Democratic candidate, 5.2% would vote third party and 1.1% would not vote for any presidential candidate.
The poll then asked "If Senator John McCain chooses a moderate or liberal Vice presidential running mate, how would you vote?"
Results 45.2% would vote for John McCain, 2.4% would vote for the Democratic candidate, 26% would vote third party and 19.4% would not vote for any presidential candidate.
About Craig Huey
Craig Huey is the president of ElectionForum.org, JudgeVoterGuide.com and Peninsula Residents for a Better Community. A resident of Rolling Hills Estates, he owns two local businesses.
For more information contact Craig Huey, 310-947- 6120, email@example.com, www.electionforum.org and www.judgevoterguide.com.