Fascinating exit poll data:
Almost a third of white evangelicals voted for Democrats in today's election, according to early exit polls reported by The Associated Press. Most of them cited corruption as an important factor in their decision.
That's a change from the 2004 presidential election when 78 percent of white evangelicals voted for Bush and 21 percent voted for Kerry. That was a recent peak in evangelical attachment to Republicans.
In the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, evangelicals constituted 23 percent of the electorate.
Today's early numbers seem to show that Democrats have been able to recapture some of that huge block.
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