Posts Tagged ‘Catholic voters’

Support for President Trump dips among white Catholics

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Support for President Trump among white Catholics has dropped almost by half since March, a new poll reveals. The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) reported last Thursday that Trump’s support among white Catholics fell from 60 percent in March to 48 percent in April to 37 percent in May. The new poll was conducted May Read more

Trump seeks Catholic voters, but some Catholics push back

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

The 2016 election highlighted Donald Trump’s successful courtship of white evangelicals. This year, much of the focus could be on Catholics. The presidential campaigns are fighting for votes in the Catholic-rich Midwestern states, and the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, is himself a Catholic. “You could view it as the ultimate swing constituency in the Read more

US Catholic voters split on racial lines over Trump, Clinton

Friday, July 15th, 2016

US Catholic voters appear to be split along racial lines in their support for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump as the next president. A national survey in June by the Pew Research Center showed white Catholics are almost evenly divided in their backing for the two candidates. White Catholics gave Trump a narrow edge Read more

Bishops stress religious freedom to re-elected Obama

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Congratulating the re-elected President Barack Obama, the president of the United States Catholic Bishops’ Conference has emphasised that the bishops “will continue to stand in defence of life, marriage, and our first, most cherished, liberty, religious freedom”. “The Catholic bishops of the United States offer our prayers that God will give you strength and wisdom Read more

Catholic voters’ support for Obama surges, says poll

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center showed that support among Catholic voters for US President Barack Obama has surged since June despite the Catholic bishops’ religious freedom campaign. On June 17, Obama held a slight edge over Mitt Romney among Catholics (49-47 percent). Since then, Obama has surged ahead, and now leads Read more

Obama Faces Hard Times with Catholic Voters

Friday, April 29th, 2011

When Barack Obama won 54 percent of the Catholic vote in the 2008 presidential election, commentators barely noticed that John McCain won a majority of the religiously-active Catholic vote (51 percent to 49 percent). This was a small margin, to be sure, but it doesn’t bode well for the 2012 presidential race, after all the Read more