Losing Catholics?

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Maybe Gerson should have looked at that Gallup survey. It’s time to stop mistaking Catholic voters for Catholic prelates and assuming they are to be won or lost by a candidate’s position on abortion. According to the  Pew survey Gerson cites, in mid-March the entire public approved of Obama’s job performance by a margin of 59-26; Catholics, by 59-28. Let’s be clear about this: Catholics have the same view of abortion as other Americans, and politically, there’s no religious group that more closely mirrors Americans as a whole. There’s just no reason to think that a president’s actions related to abortion will affect Catholics any differently than they affect the rest of the voting population.

  • Dan

    Exactly. I sometimes find Gerson insightful, but I think his blind spot is that he mistakes mainstream conservative views for mainstream American views.