Thursday, January 8, 2009
EASTERN RITE CATHOLICS FAVORED OBAMA, DEMOCRATS
Melkite and Maronite Catholics Lean Democratic
It is a small group, overlooked in many polls, but research by the Zogby Institute indicates that Obama may have done even better among some Eastern rite Catholics than his amazing win with Catholics in general.
Among Catholics of the Greek-Melkite and Maronite churches, it seems that they favored Obama by as much as a 21 percentage point margin. They are twice as likely to call themselves Democrats as Republicans.