April 23, 2008

BUT HE'S HUGE WITH THE BRIGHTS:

Taking Stock of the Catholic Vote(s) (Steven Waldman, 4/23/08, Wall Street Journal: Political Perceptions)

Sen. Clinton trounced Sen. Obama 69% to 31% among Catholic voters, according to exit polls. Ominously, this pattern appears in polls pitting Sen. Obama against Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. Last month’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll had Sen. Obama beating Sen. McCain 47% to 44% but losing among Catholics 48% to 44%.

Remember, President Bush’s victory in 2004 had as much to do with his winning the Catholic vote as the much-discussed evangelical Christian vote. Mr. Bush beat Sen. John Kerry among Catholics 52% to 46%, even though Al Gore had beaten Bush 50% to 46% in 2000. If the Catholic Mr. Kerry had merely done as well among Catholics as the Baptist Mr. Gore, he probably would have won the presidency.


But the modern Democratic Party has ever less appeal to Christians, a not inconsiderable portion of the American people.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 23, 2008 8:40 AM
Comments

I wonder how those 44% Catholic could contemplate voting Obama who wanted to deny alive aborted victims medical help?

Posted by: ic at April 23, 2008 12:51 PM

They probably hate the church (and the Pope, too - whomever he is).

Posted by: ratbert at April 23, 2008 2:46 PM
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