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Correlation Between Liberalism and Interest in Activism

According to the Gallop polls, religious people express the highest concern about who is nominated to the Supreme Courts. They are concerned about the filibuster issue, they are concerned about judges legislating from the bench, and they are concerned about the issues that are a direct attach on conservative moral values.

This means that Dobson and other religious leaders will have a great influence on these issues. I have heard Dobson--He is passionate, focused, and unrelenting. You have to admire the guy. He puts his neck out on the line, and gets a lot of criticism for it. That's why people trust him. He doesn't play politics. The GOP better pay close attention to this constituent group. It won't be fun come 2008 if they don't.

Weekly church attendees have the highest interest in openings on the Supreme Court according to the Gallup Poll.

Frank Newport, Gallup's editor-in-chief, said it didn't matter how the numbers were broken down.

"Weekly churchgoers, white churchgoers, it didn't matter," he said. "Those who were very religious, based on that one measure, were more concerned about the choice of a new Supreme Court justice than almost any other group we could isolate in the American population."

The poll also found 80 percent of Americans believe Democrats will try to block the nominees.

Karlyn Bowman, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said church attendance often equates to political activism.

"A good predictor of attitudes on many, many questions is how often a person goes to church," she said. "If a person goes to church every week, they are likely to be more conservative, more Republican. If a person doesn't attend church at all or seldom goes to church, they are likely to be more liberal and Democratic."

It also tells you a lot about who the Democrats are, and why it is that they just have no clue when it comes to conservatives. Hillary can try to move to the center, but there is going to be no deception come election time.

I should ad that most Hispanics consider themselves very religious. They may not go to Mass or church on Sundays as much as they would say they should, but they are culturally a lot more conservative. The key to capturing more of the Hispanic vote is education. Many Hispanics distrust the government, distrust electoral process, and ignore the role they play in the American Federal government system.

A big change happening now also is more and more Hispanic evangelicals are walking away from the traditional view that a Christian should never get into politics. More pastors are being educated on what they can and cannot say from the pulpit which will translate into more involvement from the church-goers. We already saw a preview of that in 2004. It will be bigger and more obvious come 2008.

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