Polls, Shmolls

So. New Survey.

Americans Feel Churches Shouldn't Meddle in Politics
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A slim majority of Americans think churches should stay out of politics, according to a new survey.

The survey suggests that for the first time in more than a decade, there has been a shift away from the view that religious groups should influence social and political issues.

Fifty-two percent of poll respondents said churches should stay quiet, while 46 percent said churches should express political views.
The article goes on to discuss that the "biggest shift" is coming from Republicans, which is interesting, and that the more socially conservative the participants were, the more they felt religion and politics shouldn't mix, which is interesting. There's more about the "faith forum," which has already been discussed ad nauseam, along with more on the candidate's abortion positions, blah blah blah. I'm not going to preach to the choir regarding the extremely important separation of church and state. What I find really interesting are the numbers.

52% - 46%. Is it just me, or does it seem like all poll numbers these days are the same? They all hover right around the 50/50 mark, with one just barely edging out the others. It's as if once Prezint Uniter, not Divider stole his first election, we've been completely deadlocked in an Us Vs. Them split; you can almost predict the poll numbers every time a new one is released.

I'd also add (even though we've also discussed this to death) that a certain Presidential candidate might want to keep these very close splits in mind when he's campaigning, and work to keep the supporters he has, rather than waste time and funds attempting to get the stubborn other side to cross over, ahem, cough cough.

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