Losing Catholics?


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.