Thursday, July 03, 2008

TIME Magazine Poll on Catholic Voters

Deal Hudson reports at InsideCatholic on a new TIME Magazine poll of Catholic voters:
A new TIME poll shows Obama and McCain running almost even among Catholic voters (McCain 46% to Obama 45%).

Amy Sullivan interprets the poll results as good news for Obama, but I disagree. Obama has been enjoying such adoring media coverage, and so many stories have been written about religious conservative voters changing their issue preferences -- that Obama is still in a dead-heat with McCain is not good news for him.

Another aspect of Sullivan's TIME story is the focus it places on Doug Kmeic, the Catholic pro-life jurist, who has endorsed Obama. Sullivan uses Kmiec to represent what she sees as a drift of Catholic voters toward the Democratic Party and Obama.


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