5 takeaways from exit polling of the 2022 midterms

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2.  Regular churchgoers are more likely to vote Republican than their more secular counterparts.

Exit polling also revealed a stark difference in political preference based on an individual’s frequency of religious attendance. Republicans won respondents who attend church at least once a week, accounting for 31% of the electorate, by a 2-1 margin. A narrow majority (52%) of those who attend church occasionally supported Republicans, while 47% favored Democrats. Occasional church attendees constituted a plurality (39%) of the overall electorate.

Sixty-six percent of those who never attend religious services, comprising 30% of the electorate, favored Democrats, while 30% voted for the Republican candidate. Yates reacted to the statistics by pointing to the “party platforms” as the reason why regular churchgoers overwhelmingly favored the Republican Party.

“The Republican Party platform supports life. The Democrat Party platform doesn’t, it supports the killing of babies all the way until birth,” he said. “The Republican platform opposes the progressive agenda around transgenderism and LGBTQ, whereas the Democrat platform supports it. So, people who are engaged and involved, who are attending church and hearing ... the truth of the word of God and that is a meaningful text by which they live, yes, they are more likely to vote Republican because the party supports [their values].”

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