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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Evolution, Scott Walker, and the GOP

Matt Berman reports at  National Journal:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, speaking at Chatham House in London, was asked Wednesday by a British moderator if he believes in evolution. He chose not to answer.

"I'm going to punt on that one as well," Walker said after being asked if he was comfortable with the idea of evolution, and if he believes in it. "That's a question a politician shouldn't be involved in one way or the other."
In a statement later Wednesday obtained by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walker said "Both science and my faith dictate my belief that we are created by God" and that "I believe faith and science are compatible, and go hand in hand."
Pew reports that Republicans are much less likely to believe in evolution than Democrats or independents, and that GOP belief in evolution has declined since 2009:
FT_Belief_Trends