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Trump won Catholic vote, exit polls say

November 09, 2016

Contrary to pollsters’ expectations, a majority of Catholic voters cast ballots for Donald Trump in the US presidential election, according to exit polls cited by the New York Times.

Trump won the Catholic vote by a margin of 52 to 45%, the polls showed. Most surveys before the election had shown Hillary Clinton winning more Catholic votes.

Protestants gave Trump a larger edge, opting for the Republican candidate by 58- 39%, and Evangelical or “born-again” Christians were overwhelmingly (81- 16%) in favor of Trump.

Voters who identified with no religious institution broke decisively for Clinton, 68- 26%.


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Nov. 10, 2016 7:31 PM ET USA

    It is sad to even see a percentage of Catholics voting for Clinton. Their ignorance or arrogance is astounding. Much of that happens due to so many liberal priests and bishops who don't support the Church or its true beliefs.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 10, 2016 3:12 AM ET USA

    I did not expect the Catholic vote to favor Trump, but the news that it did is encouraging. The other results were expected, especially for those who identified with no religious institution. These would be categorized by the opposition as being among the non-deplorables, i.e., those unconcerned about "clinging to their guns and their religion."

  • Posted by: cuftoo - Nov. 09, 2016 7:32 PM ET USA

    Just responded to this at another site. Real true Catholics would NOT vote for the democratic platform. Now CINOS on the other hand WOULD! CINOS are not true, practicing the premise of your article is well..wrong!