Obama is tanking with Catholic voters

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  1. by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 5/22/12 4:06 PM

    As more than 40 Catholic groups file suit against the Obama administration over its HHS mandate forcing them to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for employees, new poling data shows President Barack Obama is tanking with Catholic voters

    A recent survey by the Pew Research Center shows that, despite the administration’s self-portrayal as the champion of “women’s issues” amidst a supposed Republican “war on women,” the president’s reelection advantage among women has declined in recent months as well as with another key demographic — Catholics.

    Obama was ahead among Catholics by 9 points in early March, and is now trailing by 5 points.

    The Pew survey finds that, among Catholic voters with an opinion, 47% would today vote for President Obama, and 52% for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

    That same margin, were it to hold on Election Day, would mark a swing of 18 million voters away from Obama.