Pew Poll: Faith Vote Split Along Racial Lines

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Newly released exit polls show the Christian vote split along racial lines in the 2012 race for the White House.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life says 60 percent of white Catholics voted for former Gov. Mitt Romney, while three-fourths of Hispanic Catholics supported President Barack Obama.

Among Protestants, nearly 80 percent of evangelicals voted for Romney, while 95 percent of black Protestants supported Obama.

The president also received support from 70 percent of those identified as religiously unaffiliated and Jewish voters.

Despite the split in the Christian vote, evangelicals who fought for a Romney presidency and the defeat of gay marriage say they're not done fighting.

The Faith and Freedom Coalition and the National Organization for Marriage say gay marriage advocates shouldn't see voters backing same-sex marriage in Maryland and Maine as a national shift towards gay marriage.

They also say the president shouldn't interpret his win as endorsement of Obamacare or tax hikes.

"We fought a tough fight in very difficult states," Campaign strategist Frank Schubert told CBN News. "We were very heavily outspent, minimum of four-to-one in every state. So I think it's a reflection on the local politics."

"I know our opponents will try and portend this as a big shift in public opinion. It really would not be," he said.

The Faith & Freedom Coalition's Ralph Reed told reporters at a news conference, "A plurality of voters, nearly 50 percent, favor the repeal of some or all of Obamacare compared to 44 percent who want it retained."

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