Hillary Clinton’s low-risk, low-cost, low-reward Mormon outreach

Hillary Clinton’s low-risk, low-cost, low-reward Mormon outreach August 23, 2016
cards-1437776_640
Image credit: Pixabay

Given the historic unpopularity of Republican presidential Donald Trump, the weirdness of the 2016 cycle finds expression in an intriguing notion: What if the Democratic Party carried Utah for the first time since 1964?

More than other Republican constituencies, surveys indicate that Mormons are less likely to support Trump. Whereas we constantly see polls showing that white evangelicals are supporting Trump my margins that match or exceed their support for Mitt Romney in 2012, Mormons seem to be holding out.

This has fueled speculation that independent candidate Evan McMullin could be very competitive in the Beehive State. But he won’t be.

And although Utah is typically the most reliably Republican state in the union, some Democrats think Mrs. Clinton has a legitimate chance to pick up its six electoral votes.

A few weeks ago, former President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife in Utah. In addition, the former senator and top diplomat published an op-ed in Salt Lake City’s metropolitan daily, the Deseret News, outlining her appeal to the states heavily Mormon electorate.

Clinton’s outreach is a half-measure that is unlikely to be fruitful. Here’s why.

"Simple. His politics served Evangelical ends better than Hillary's did. The logical fallacy being projected ..."

Trump’s stunning admission about his evangelical ..."
"Your use of the term "homosexual" to refer to gay people, which is as offensive ..."

Why opposing same sex marriage isn’t ..."
"i think it's a what we call "far right" in general thing and i think ..."

Why are white conservative Christians so ..."
"i personally feel people that it's bisexual with a different name however i also see ..."

Is fluid sexuality a Millennial thing?

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Progressive Christian
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment