In a new poll by the Public Religion Research Institute, Catholics favor Barack Obama over either Mitt Romney or New Gingrich. In a match up between Romeny and Obama, 48% of Catholics favored the President and only 40% for Romney. Obama did even better among Catholics if Gingrich were the GOP candidae. This continues the strong support Obama received from Catholics in the 2008 Presidential race. Protestants were less inclined to support the President, with mainline Protestants closely divided, 41% for Obama and 43% for Romney. Evangelical Protestants favor Romney over Obama 60% to 22%. Members of African American denominations, Jews and others favored the President by strong margins.