Thursday, September 25, 2008

Obama Winning the Catholic Vote

The Flock is Flocking to Obama

Recent polling shows that white Catholics are now following minority Catholics in strong support for Obama. Even conservative white Catholics remain in play, while progressive and minority Catholics are firmly and overwhelmingly in the Obama camp.

Since September 7th, Obama’s support has shot up 9 points among white Catholics, now beating McCain 47% to 46% according to a recent ABC News poll. Latino Catholics support Obama over McCain by a 2:1 margin and African American Catholics by better than 10:1. The Wall Street Journal now reports that the electoral battle centers on conservative white Catholics.

To use another measure, the ABC poll also found that the approval rating for Sarah Palin fell more steeply with white Catholics than any other group.

Catholic support for Obama is also seen locally, be it a high-energy meeting of the Parma (Ohio) Catholics for Obama or the movement of New Mexico from a “battleground” to “leaning Obama” state almost entirely due to increased Catholic support for Obama-Biden.

The Wall Street Journal also has proclaimed the end of the ‘conservative alliance’ between conservative white Catholics and Evangelical Protestants. The Journal reported:

"practicing Catholics are now distinguishing themselves from their conservative allies." For example, in 2004, "vast majorities of traditional white evangelicals (85%) and traditional white Catholics (70%) thought the war in Iraq was 'justified.' Since then, conservative white evangelical support for the war has declined slightly to 76.8% but conservative Catholic support has plummeted to 46.8%."

Obama’s increasing appeal to Catholics may also be due to the fact that the McCain – Palin campaign does little Catholic outreach beyond the traditional white conservative Catholic circles. White Evangelical Protestant outreach is much more productive to the campaign.


shiloh said...

All aboard Obama's LOVE TRAIN !!!

shiloh said...

Praise the Lord !!!

take care, blessings

Rustler45 said...

"On television today, a Democratic operative pointed out that when Obama holds a rally 25-30,000 people show up, whereas when McCain holds one he only draws 10-15,000.

The Republican spokesman replied, 'That's because McCain's supporters are at work."

Anonymous said...

Russy, that joke is as old as your underwear. hahahahah

CatholicsForDemocracy said...

"The Republican spokesman replied, 'That's because McCain's supporters are at work'."

You mean, those who benefited from the consolidation of wealth and the economic meltdown are at work? Maybe that's true.

The vast numbers of people attending the Obama rallies are reflective of all those Americans who are struggling under McCain-supported economic negligence and abuse.

Rustler45 said...

Hey Demo, See the possums!


You're a riot Demo.

Rustler45 said...

Obama is winning Muslim votes too.

Watch this.

sean1 said...

It is interesting that with right wing Catholics stepping up the politicalization of the Catholic vote, they are losing ground compared to 4 years ago. Either Obama is a genius or there is something fundementally flawed about the way conservative Catholics talk about politics.

Rustler45 said...

SEAN SAID: "It is interesting that with right wing Catholics...blah blah blah."

Sean there is no such thing as a "right wing" Catholic. There are liberals (i.e., leftists, socialists, Marxists) who claim to be Catholic, but the rest of us who believe the Teaching Magisterium of The Church are just Catholics.

I guess the fact that you call us right wing tells us that you ARE left. That's your whole problem Sean. You don't believe.

Oh yeah, you AND obama are both geniuses. hahahahahahahaaaa

Pray For Barack Obama said...

Hi Katherine,
Thanks for your kind message. God is definitely listening to our prayers. I trust him :-) I am going to add a link to your blog too. God bless you!

Rustler45 said...

Anonymous said...
"Russy, that joke is as old as your underwear. hahahahah"

I have underwear that's older than you.

Rustler45 said...


Well of course not. He's a freaking Marxist and an abortionist.

He's so far left he makes Stalin look like a neo-con.

"With an Introduction by Martin Sheen"

Well isn't that wonderful. Martin Sheen, lunatic extraordinaire! His son's an idiot too. If Kmiec is so dumb that he let's Martin Sheen write an introduction to his book he has lost his rabbit mind.

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betty said...

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