Friday, March 17

Value Voters: "...Dance with the one that brung you"

The Republican party better not say they have not been warned. The value voters are the ones to watch. If you thought Hispanic voter turnout was great in 04, wait untill '08! The evangelical churches are getting serious about being involved, and are organizing voter-drives. More importantly, in this new era of information, voters are MUCH better informed about the candidates that have an impact on the issues that matter to them.

FRC has more on value voters, and they are not happy with the lack of results.

At the Press Club yesterday, FRC held a press conference to announce the opening of registration for the Washington Briefing coming up in September.

We also presented the results of a poll we commissioned from Riehle-Tarrance about the political opinions of values voters. Here's what Tony had to say:

The National Omnibus Riehle-Tarrance Poll surveyed over 1,000 adults last weekend, March 9-12. A sizable percentage -- 41 percent of poll respondents -- were self described evangelical Christians. These are a major bloc of the values voters.

Among those evangelicals, a substantial majority expressed strong support for a pro-family public policy agenda:

  • 69 percent favor a ban on gay marriage;
  • 74 percent want to see indecency fines increased;
  • 73 percent favor measures to protect the unborn;
  • 72 percent want to see action on pro-family tax reform
  • 52 percent oppose the expansion of gambling

AND 75 percent of the evangelical respondents said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported these issues.

When these motivated voters come to the Washington Briefing this fall, they will have the opportunity to hear directly from the politicians who want their vote.

You know Ronald Reagan was fond of saying to politicians: "You gotta dance with the one that brung you." Our polling data says the same thing.
Check out the rest of the post, and their statistics. Here is the press release from 2 days ago also announcing their Value Voters conference. It's going to be the value voters again, and it's going to catch the mainstream media by surprise again!