I've been to several dinner parties loaded with libs over the past year and I always bring up the Infants Born Alive Act because it is impossible for anyone to agree with Obama on this issue, no matter how liberal they are. Inevitably, their responses were that I had my facts wrong, that this was just a right-wing talking point, blah-blah-blah. One putz even suggested that I had "swallowed the Kool-Aid." It's a good thing I was at the home of a close friend, because I was ready, willing, and able to physically extract a refutation of that comment. ("Take it back or die, liberal putz!")
That’s my experience, as well - they simply deny that this is his position on the issue.
The last Zogby had his numbers with Catholics at
Catholics 47%, July 36% August
That is a drop of 11 points with Catholic voters. Keep in mind this poll was taken between Aug12-16.
Saddleback was not held until the evening of Aug 16th.