For those pundits who downplayed how much “moral issues” were a factor in President Bush’s re-election, Maggie Gallagher discusses a Pew Center poll which dissects voter intentions a little further. Problem is, however, that Pew’s study is not based on exit polls. They conducted a whole new poll instead.
Still, the Pew findings are helpful. What it boils down to is that there are three issues of significance now that were not asked of voters in 2000: Iraq, terrorism, and gay marriage. It makes the comparisons much more difficult when you try to compare the two election years on an issue by issue basis.