Republican Voters Are Losing Interest In Gay Marriage And Abortion.

A recent poll shows Republican planning to vote in Iowa’s Caucus rank “social issues” as 15th in importance among what they want candidates addressing. A majority chose other issues as more important.

This poses the classic problem in the Republican Party. When the Iowa Caucuses are held, rallies are often held in churches and those that attend march to a caucus site to cast votes for their favorite Republican. Efforts are made to get out the religious vote.

That is at least part of the reason Obama won Iowa last time. General voters were less interested in social issues than were Republican caucus voters. Now, the majority of caucus voters has lost interest in gay marriage and abortion.

This looks like discouraging news for Democrats. When Republican candidates insist on discriminating against gays and women it increases the odds of Democrats.

For the eventual Republican Candidate to run without being dogged by gay marriage and abortion, another group that can spoil things. That is the many House Republicans who won elections in jerry-rigged districts. There are districts that focus on gays and abortion.

As interest in organized religion falls, it only stands to reason religious issues that have been introduced into politics will find less support. It appears this poll shows us that there is increasingly less interest in politicized religious issues.

We can only hope this lack of interest in religion continues. Focusing on important rather than unimportant issues will help our country.

[A link discussing this poll can be found in comments.]

10 Responses

  1. Henry

    Jon: “Republican Voters Are Losing Interest in Gay Marriage and Abortion.”

    Gay fatigue is hitting many people. People are tired of hearing about it. This sword can cut both ways. The gay agenda folks can look at it as a friend. Ok. Sure.

    Same thing with aborto.

    1. Henry 1:48 Gay fatigue is hitting many people. People are tired of hearing about it. This sword can cut both ways. The gay agenda folks can look at it as a friend. Ok. Sure. Same thing with aborto.

      I agree it could cut all kinds of ways. I mentioned it could hurt Democrats. In the end it would be good for the country to skip unimportant issues like abortion and stopping gay marriage and focus on things like education and productivity.

      I’ve come to like more and more a lady who called into a talk show several years ago. “What the government should do is take all the money it has, divide it up, and give it to the old folks.” 🙂

        1. entech

          Didn’t think there would be, one or two things about it, it is self referential and self sustaining.

          1. entech

            Not talking about the personal self, but when I say self referential I mean that it is the reference of faith which is self referential. Your faith in God is given by God, self referential could be thought of as circular. You say that your faith in God is given by an act of grace from this God.

  2. entech

    Jon, completely off topic.
    The problem of needing to enter you name etc. each time seems to have returned.

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