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More Mormons Voted For Bush Than For Romney

Here’s an interesting data point from Tuesday’s election. George Bush actually received a larger share of the Mormon vote in 2004, as compared to Romney in 2012.

2004

Bush: 80%
Kerry: 19%

2012

Romney: 78%
Obama: 21%

Considering that the 2004 turnout greatly exceeded that of 2012, I assume Bush received many more Mormon votes in terms of the raw vote total as well.

The numbers are likely within the margin of error, but it does surprise me a little. Could it be that many Republican Mormons in states that heavily favored Romney stayed home? It’s a valid question, but Bush was heavily favored in those states as well. I suspect Mia Love is asking the same thing…..

Data courtesy of Pew Research

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