November 5, 2010

CATHOLICS CAN ALWAYS COME HOME AGAIN:

For Democrats, U.S. Catholic vote was the one that got away (Ed Stoddard, Nov 3, 2010, Reuters)

Republican gains in Tuesday’s mid-term elections were helped by the inroads the party made into the biggest “swing faith” in the country — the Catholic faith.

According to the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, analysis of data from the National Election Pool exit poll reported by CNN shows white Protestants remained stoutly Republican, and atheists and the unaffiliated are still in the Democratic camp.

But Catholic voters, who favored Democratic over Republican candidates in the last two congressional elections by double-digit margins, moved heavily into the Republican camp on Tuesday, when the party regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives. You can see the Pew analysis here.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 5, 2010 2:44 PM
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