Religious voters shifting to Obama

CNN’s Emily Sherman reports that a new poll from Pew Research indicates that religious voters are shifting towards support for Obama.

(CNN)– With time dwindling before Election Day, so is John McCain’s support among some religious voters, a new poll suggests.

According to the latest Pew Research Center findings, religious voters appear to be gradually gravitating toward Barack Obama as their pick for president.

While McCain still holds an advantage over his rival among white evangelical Protestant voters, his support has dropped among that demographic from 71 percent to 67 percent in one month, while Obama’s support has increased from 21 percent to 24 during the same time period.

Among white mainline Protestant voters, 48 percent to 43 percent favor Obama. In late September, Pew found the two candidates neck and neck among Protestant voters, 44 percent supporting Obama to McCain’s 43 percent.

The survey, conducted October 16 through 19 also found the same trend among white non-Hispanic voters. In late September, McCain was favored 52 percent to 39 percent. Fast forward to the most recent findings, and Obama is now favored 49 to 41 percent.

The latest Pew Research Center poll is based on the opinions of 2,599 registered voters with a sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 percent.

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