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Mitt Romney Trouncing Rick Santorum Among Catholics

 

Mitt Romney has trounced Rick Santorum, an ardent Catholic, among Catholic voters, but Romney’s support among evangelicals has wavered thus far in the GOP presidential primary, according to a new analysis of exit poll data.

Though he won evangelicals in two states, in general Romney has performed 15 percentage points better among non-evangelicals, according to an analysis released Friday (March 2) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Exit poll data is available in seven of the 11 states that have held primary contests to date, according to the Pew Forum. More detailed religious affiliations are available in six of those states.

White evangelicals formed more than a third of all GOP primary voters in each state except for Nevada (24 percent) and New Hampshire (21 percent). Romney, a Mormon, won the evangelical vote in those two states, and nearly tied for first in Arizona and Florida. But he lost the evangelical vote badly in three states: Michigan, Iowa and South Carolina.

Somewhat surprisingly, Santorum has not won the Catholic vote in a single state in which data is available, according to the Pew Forum.

Romney won the Catholic vote by at least 25 points in Florida, New Hampshire and Nevada. Romney also won 47 percent of the Catholic vote in Arizona, compared to Santorum’s 33 percent. In Michigan, Romney bested Santorum among Catholics 44 to 37 percent. [more]

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5 Comments

  1. CINO- never heard that before, but it is sad that too many do not practice our beautiful Catholic Faith. As Catholics we are a people of Easter and the Resurrection. What an amazing and loving God we worship.

    CHRIST HAS RISEN – HE HAS TRULY TIDRN

  2. [...] as any to be in the Romney camp. I guess you haven't noticed that, according to the exit polls, Romney has been winning the Catholic vote. And even after that article, Catholics helped Romney win in both Michigan and Ohio. Montana [...]

  3. Giancarlo Taliente says:

    Unfortunately, because most Catholics are CINO’s. Obama will more than likely win the Catholic vote again.

 
 

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