Poll: Obama Losing Support Among Catholics

Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:58pm EDT

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  WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 23 (Marketwire) -- 
Between August 15-19 of this year, American Life League commissioned a
nationwide telephone survey of 900 self-identified Catholic registered
voters. The focus of the survey was Catholic perspectives on the Church
and nation. Below are some of the results of the survey.

    Only 27 percent of the Catholics surveyed support President Obama. Of
those surveyed, 74 percent of Catholic men over the age of 50 do not
support Obama, while Obama support among Catholic men under 50 years is
only 25 percent. With Catholic women over the age of 50, the president's
support is only 23 percent, with just 31 percent among Catholic women
under 50 years.

    American Life League speculates that such a dramatic shift may be caused
by Obama's HHS mandates and ensuing legal battle over religious freedom,
as 73 percent of Catholics polled believe that the mandates violate their
religious freedom.

    "This nationwide survey revealed surprising results that should cause our
leaders to pause and consider the consequences of their decisions and the
impact it has on their constituents. Can Obama's support among Catholics
be dwindling this fast?" said Paul E. Rondeau, ALL executive director.
"One thing is certain: Catholics, like most Americans, feel strongly
about their religious rights and are committed to defending their faith.
Both Church and national leaders should heed this notice."

    The American Life League poll was conducted by ccAdvertising,
Centreville, Virginia, which gives the margin of error as +/- 3 percent.

    Media inquiries, please contact Margaret Ekam at 540.659.4171 or

    American Life League, cofounded by Judie Brown in 1979, is the oldest
national Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the
United States. For more information, please visit http://www.ALL.org.

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Margaret Ekam
American Life League
Phone: (540) 659-4171 x8814
E-Mail: mekam@all.org 

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