Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Catholic Vote in Ohio

President-elect Obama may have won the overall Catholic vote, but at least the majority of Catholics here in Ohio didn't vote for him. According to exit polling data, Catholics in Ohio went for Sen. McCain by a 52-47 margin.

(Hat tip: David at Catholics in the Public Square)

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At 11/06/2008 1:39 PM, Blogger Dad29 said...

According to the numbers and a few minor assumptions, 98,700 Wisconsin Catholics (from Green Bay and Milwaukee ALONE) voted for Obama.

Neither the Milwaukee nor Green Bay Ordinaries issued a statement about 'non-negotiable' issues.

Those 98.700 would not have 'swung' Wisconsin, by the way.

At 11/06/2008 2:54 PM, Blogger Adrienne said...

Well that's some good news. While contemplating a move to that area (which the election of Obama may put on hold), we were very concerned with the area voting for Obama. It left a rather bad taste in our mouth...

At 11/06/2008 2:58 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

"... we were very concerned with the area voting for Obama. It left a rather bad taste in our mouth..."

Unfortunately, LOTS of places that I wouldn't have expected to go for Obama did so this year.

At 11/06/2008 5:03 PM, OpenID discalcedyooper said...

Keep in mind the margin of error there is +/- about 7%, because it is a subgrouping of a poll. Additionally exit polls are not random samples. My preferred metric is deviation from final result. In Ohio, it was Obama(51), McCain (47). McCain was +5 among Catholics and Obama was -4. For me that would be enough to say that Catholic identity was a factor, but not a major one.

At 11/07/2008 10:01 AM, Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

I am disappointed in people who called themselves "Democrats" before they called themselves "Catholics". As a convert to the faith in 2005, I am really disappointed at how my fellow Catholics ignored Pope Benedict and our local Bishop and priests when they told us that life was the most important issue. Just as I joined the Catholic Church for it's beliefs... they should feel free to join other places of worship who agree with their pro-choice agenda. I think the Church should not be afraid to be strong in these matters. People tell me that there's no strict "right" or "wrong"! Can you believe that?!


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