Will Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith be a factor when voters go to the polls this November? A new study released by the Brookings Institution suggests that it will — but not in the way one might expect. Brookings fellow Matthew M. Chingos and University of Mississippi assistant professor Michael Henderson argue that contrary to conventional wisdom, “information about the LDS church and Mr.

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