WPO Poll Analysis: American Evangelicals are Divided on International Policy: Decreasing Support for Bush Administration Positions Mirrors that of Nation
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Evangelical Christians are far from united on foreign policy, an analysis of recent polls by WorldPublicOpinion.org shows, and their support for the war in Iraq has fallen dramatically. Republicans have come to rely on the support of “value voters” who can be counted on to choose candidates based on their opposition to abortion or gay marriage. But this year, with Democratic candidates focusing on international issues in an attempt to turn the election into a referendum on the Iraq war, the unhappiness of many evangelical or born-again Christians with the Bush administration’s handling of foreign affairs could prove crucial.