White Catholics?


I just heard Cokie Roberts on Morning Edition claiming that the only bright spot in the polls for McCain is white Catholics, who, she said, according to the latest ABC (WaPo) poll favor him by 11 points. I can’t verify this, since the version of the poll published in WaPo doesn’t provide that crosstab. As noted below, the almost simultaneous Newsweek poll, which shows Obama ahead by 11 (as opposed to ABC/WaPo’s 10), has white Catholics breaking for Obama by a single point. So go figure.
Update: Irish Americans for Obama Biden–a relevant blog.
Further update: OK, here’s the ABC crosstab–showing McCain up a full 13 points among white Catholics. And leading 70-26 among white evangelicals. Both margins seem too large to me.