The Triumph of Apathy

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Dec 11, 2007 8:20 AM
Factor this into all the punditry regarding Romney's speech last week.

While pundits and analysts have pored over the details of Mitt Romney’s speech last week, nearly half the nation’s voters could not identify which Republican had given a major speech on faith and religion. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 60% were able to identify Romney as that candidate. That figure includes 66% of Republicans nationwide, but just 52% of Evangelical Christian voters.

Overall, 69 % of voters can identify Romney as the candidate who is a Mormon. Among Republicans, that figure is 75%. It’s interesting to note that Evangelical Christians are somewhat less likely than the population at large to know of Romney’s faith. Among Evangelical Christians, 65% were able to identify Romney as the Mormon.