The gap in values held by the Republican and Democratic parties has nearly doubled since 1987, and the divide is widest regarding the influence of government on the economy.
While speaking at this past weekend’s Values Voter Summit held in Washington, D.C., former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told the crowd they would never have smart people siding with them politically.
Republicans riding high from a string of breaks in their favor are increasingly optimistic about Mitt Romney’s chances to claim the White House in November, even among conservatives who had qualms about making him the party’s nominee.
Primary elections in the conservative swing states of Alabama and Mississippi are already underway. And recent surveys taken by Public Policy Polling reveal that close races are anticipated in both states. But that isn’t all the polls revealed. Data from both states shows that significant portions of right-leaning voters do not believe in the validity of either interracial marriage or evolution.
Rick Santorum is mocking Mitt Romney as a “Johnny come lately to the conservative cause.”