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Christians dominate the Alabama and Mississippi polls

Evangelical and born-again Christians dominated the polls in Alabama's republican primary. Evangelical and born-again Christians dominated the polls in Alabama's republican primary.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Tuesday marked the second highest voter turn for an Alabama Primary ever.

More than 31-percent of registered Alabamians flooded to the polls and one group really caught political pundit's eyes.

"They're motivated voters [and] they're motivated citizens," said Pastor Marty Jordan.

Jordan believes Christian voters are motivated to stop what he calls President Obama's stark contrast to traditional Christian values. Jordan is the pastor at Morningside Baptist Church in Huntsville.

"I think people are scared of [President Obama] having another four years to put his policies in place," said Jordan.

Tuesday exit polls showed as many as 80 percent of Alabama and Mississippi voters identified as evangelical and born-again Christians. The economy was the top issue on their minds and 40 percent voted for a particular candidate based on his ability to defeat President Obama in November.

Pastor Jordan isn't allowed to preach politics at the pulpit, but he says numbers don't lie.

"I'm encouraged that people are tuned in, listening, and that they care," said Jordan.  

And that's why Jordan expects another large evangelical turnout come November.

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