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Obama wins with the Catholic vote
2 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2012 - 11:59AM #1
MAX
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The Catholic vote was divided much as was the rest of the nation’s voters, leaning slightly in favor of Obama. A final Gallup poll, reflecting tracking from Nov. 1 to 4, showed Catholics favoring Obama by 52 to 45 percent.
2 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2012 - 1:09PM #2
bomberhojoe
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Hey Max, do you have any idea how the vote went among other Christians, Jews, Muslims ....?


I am not angling to make a point, I was just curious.  I am an Evangelical and I voted for Virgil Goode.

John 3:16 * Ephesians 2:8-9 * Romans 10:9-10 * John 14:3-6 * Romans 5:8
2 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2012 - 1:23PM #3
MAX
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Nov 8, 2012 -- 1:09PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Hey Max, do you have any idea how the vote went among other Christians, Jews, Muslims ....?


I am not angling to make a point, I was just curious.  I am an Evangelical and I voted for Virgil Goode.





From what I saw on the news last night Mitt won with Evangelical and other Christians. Obama won the Jewish vote big 60 something %. The news didn't mention the Muslim vote.

2 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2012 - 2:21PM #4
bomberhojoe
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Nov 8, 2012 -- 1:23PM, MAX wrote:


Nov 8, 2012 -- 1:09PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Hey Max, do you have any idea how the vote went among other Christians, Jews, Muslims ....?


I am not angling to make a point, I was just curious.  I am an Evangelical and I voted for Virgil Goode.





From what I saw on the news last night Mitt won with Evangelical and other Christians. Obama won the Jewish vote big 60 something %. The news didn't mention the Muslim vote.




Thanks Max. I did a quick search and found the following info:


Exit polls for 2012:


Protestants and other Christians (including evangelicals, Mainline Protestants and Eastern Orthodox), 53 % of the electorate, voted 42 % Obama and 57 % Romney.  Catholics, who were 25 % of the electorate, voting 50 % Obama and 48 % Romney. But weekly mass attending Catholics supported Romney by 57 to 42 %. Weekly church goers of all churches, who comprised 42 % of the electorate, supported Romney by 59 to 39 %.


By contrast, occasional church attenders, comprising 40 % of voters, supported Obama 55 to 43 %. Those who never attend, comprising 17 %, supported Obama by 62 to 34 %. The 12 % who report no religious affiliation supported Obama by 70 % to 26 %.


I could not find info on the Jewish or Muslim vote.

John 3:16 * Ephesians 2:8-9 * Romans 10:9-10 * John 14:3-6 * Romans 5:8
2 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2012 - 2:42PM #5
RockinDaBronx
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Interesting article Max,  not all that surprising to me. The Catholic church is a mixed bag, and is not a monolithic voting block anymore.  Like the country itself, it's kinda fractured. It's got Liberal types that are pro amnesty for illegals,pro entitlements,etc it has conservative types against the womens right to chose,birthcontrol,etc.


has Northeast  2nd/3rd gen white/Euro cultural Catholics who attend ceremonies but thats about it , evangelistic SunBelt Catholics that have transformed the Church to compete with the other Christian Doms in the south.  A Church that I attended as a kid has ton of Latinos who have replaced the Irish , Pols and Italians in the pews.


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