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Most US Catholics disapprove of Obama performance

Catholic World News - February 14, 2012

Nearly two-thirds of American Catholic voters disapprove of the job performance of President Barack Obama, according to a new Rasmussen poll.

The nationwide Rasmussen survey found 59% of likely Catholic voters disapproved of the President’s performance. Of these, 44% said that they “strongly” disapprove. While 40% approved of Obama’s work, only 19% said that they “strongly” approve.

Exit polls showed that President Obama won 54% of the votes of self-identified Catholics in the 2008 election. More recently surveys show him trailing likely Republican candidates in the battle for that key voting constituency.

The Rasmussen poll was taken last week, as nationwide headlines reported President Obama’s clash with Church leaders over his decision to include mandatory coverage of contraception in all health-care programs.

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  • Posted by: molly - Feb. 14, 2012 10:23 PM ET USA

    I know nothing about the Rasmussen poll, but hear daily of other more well known polls that say Catholics are more supportive of Obama, the health care plan, etc. I am on the one hand infuriated with these weak sisters, and on the other hand realize that they grew up with so little power of the truth from the pulpit in many places. The current hierarchy indeed is showing strength but I cannot blame the average nominal Catholic completely for their ignorance. We are in need of Divine Help.

  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Feb. 14, 2012 9:35 PM ET USA

    just amazing - there is still 40% of American Catholics who would support the anti-Church, ant-family, pro-abortion, and pro-deviation president.

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