Bush got higher percentage of Mormon votes than Romney

According to a Pew Research breakdown of voters by religion

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Bush got higher percentage of Mormon votes than RomneyIn this Sept 17, 2012 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David McNew, File)

A Pew Research survey of voters by religion found that a higher percentage of Mormons voted for George W. Bush in 2004 than Mitt Romney in 2012.

According to Pew, in 2004 Bush got 80 percent of the Mormon vote, while Romney got 78 percent this year.

Romney did get a slightly higher percentage than Bush of the white protestant/other Christian vote, 69-65 percent, and the same percentage of the evangelical/born again vote.

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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