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Poll predicts huge swing of US Catholic vote toward Republicans

November 01, 2010

Pre-election polls in the US show a powerful trend toward the Republican Party among “swing” voters, including Catholics, the New York Times has reported.

A New York Timesreporter told Catholic Vote that in the latest survey Catholics were leaning toward Republicans by 1 62- 38% margin—a stunning contrast with the 2008 election, in which Catholic voters favored President Obama over his Republican challenger, John McCain, by 54- 44%.


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  • Posted by: impossible - Nov. 02, 2010 5:17 PM ET USA

    If it were'nt so sad, this would be funny. After our regular First Tuesday Rosary in front of Planned Parenthood, I got into a discussion with one of our group about voting. He's a Democrat and said that it makes no difference for whom or for which party we vote because they're all the same. When asked about the big increase in aborions since 2008, he said it's just world conditions. Obama and liberal Congress makes no difference. Pray and vote pro-death? Go figure.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 02, 2010 11:26 AM ET USA

    The headline is misleading: There is no "Catholic Vote." This suggests a bloc. But, of course, properly instructed by the bishops, there should be.