The Barna Group, a Christian based research group, said Barack Obama is polling much stronger among religious voters than Democrat John Kerry did in 2004.
“Anything can happen, but the election is clearly Obama’s to lose,” commented Kinnaman, president of the California-based Barna Group. “If Obama goes on to win, one of the significant stories will be the profile of the faith vote. People will wonder whether he won because of effective outreach by Democrats to the Christian community, ineffective efforts of Republicans, or shifts in the voting priorities of Christians, especially younger believers. Whatever the case, compared to when the names Kerry and Bush were on the ballot, the Democrats are poised to make up significant ground among born again and evangelical voters.”