By a two-to-one margin (62% to 29%), Republicans say a president should use his or her faith to guide presidential decisions. By contrast, Democrats reject this idea by a similar two-to-one margin (58% to 32%).
Time Poll: Faith of the Candidates. First off, this is kind of like asking whether a president should use his socio-economic status to guide presidential decisions, or her family upbringing. If you have a faith, it will guide your decisions.
More significant to me is a discussion about what our faith guides us to do. I personally believe when people misinterpret the teachings of Jesus and end up keeping their greedy and hateful ways, the best solution is to correct their interpretation of Jesus’ teaching. Is that more difficult than convincing people to stop using their interpretations of Jesus’ teaching to guide their decisions? I don’t know. They are both pretty tough.