According to recent polling by the Pew Research Center, the number of U.S. Republicans who believe in evolution has diminished in the last four years. A 2009 poll had 54% of GOPers believing that humans evolved over time, while 39% believed humans existed in their present form since the beginning. In 2013, only 43% believed in evolution, while 48% leaned towards creationism.
Democratic belief in evolution increased by 3% over the same time period, to 67%, while independents believing in evolution dropped by two points, to 65%.
In an August 2013 poll by Public Policy Polling, Georgians overall supported creationism over evolution. 70% of Republicans, 43% of Democrats, and 46% of independents said they believed more in creationism.
The question is, how much will this help or hurt Paul Broun in his quest to win a Senate seat in November?