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Rasmussen poll shows Obama job disapproval 59% among Catholics
Hot Air ^ | February 13, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/14/2012 9:56:30 AM PST by RobinMasters

How has the Obama administration’s contraception mandate on religious organizations impacted Barack Obama’s standing? According to a new Rasmussen poll, it’s had about the impact one would expect after a few days of consideration. Almost six in ten Catholics now disapprove of Obama’s job performance, and a near-majority strongly disapprove:

Catholics strongly disapprove of the job President Obama is doing as the debate continues over his administration’s new policy forcing Catholic institutions to pay for contraception they morally oppose. While the president’s overall job approval ratings have improved over the past couple of months, they have remained steady among Catholics.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of likely Catholic voters nationwide at least somewhat disapprove of the president’s job performance, while 40% at least somewhat approve. But the passion’s on the side of those who don’t like the job he’s doing: 44% Strongly Disapprove versus 19% who Strongly Approve.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; bho2012; bhojobapproval; catholicvote; contraceptionmandate; waronreligion

1 posted on 02/14/2012 9:56:31 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

It is distressing the number of Catholics who believe he is doing a good job!


2 posted on 02/14/2012 9:59:19 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Redleg Duke

too many Catholics in the Northeast where too many people in general believe it is Government’s job to provide for your livelihood.


3 posted on 02/14/2012 10:01:45 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RobinMasters

What about the other 41%?

Do they approve of his FORCING Catholic institutions to provide morning after abortion pills?

If the answer is ‘yes’, in what sense are they still ‘Catholic’?


4 posted on 02/14/2012 10:01:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He got like 53% of the Catholic vote in 08.

Now they act surprised ? ?


5 posted on 02/14/2012 10:03:50 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Redleg Duke

I can see two possible scenarios:

1. zer0 wants to be the bad guy for now, the worse the better for him, so that there is a contrast when he shifts, say, in October so that he looks like a great guy.

2. knowing the lefts internal plans, he couldn’t care less. Either he expects the US to be smoldering embers by November, where the election is meaningless, or something so devastating is planned that he expects nothing to happen in November.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 10:05:45 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: RobinMasters

I can’t believe it’s that high among Catholics!!


7 posted on 02/14/2012 10:06:06 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: RobinMasters

I can’t believe it’s that high among Catholics!!


8 posted on 02/14/2012 10:18:36 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: C210N

I’ve been wondering about this... It does seem as if he is acting as if he could care less about an election in November. That’s kinda curious.


9 posted on 02/14/2012 10:21:25 AM PST by CaptainKip
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To: RobinMasters

It should be 0%. Not one catholic should be behind him.


10 posted on 02/14/2012 10:23:25 AM PST by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: CaptainKip; C210N
It does seem as if he is acting as if he could care less about an election in November. That’s kinda curious.

0bana and his attorney were apparently unconcerned at the possibility of the Kenyan Usurper NOT being on the Georgia ballot and they skipped the court proceedings last month, I maintain they already know there probably won't even BE elections this November.
11 posted on 02/14/2012 10:29:54 AM PST by mkjessup (Let's do to Mitt what his Irish Setter did to him while tied to the roof rack of his station wagon!)
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To: CaptainKip

Either the powers that be that selected him in the first place have assured him he’ll be re-elected, or he knows voter fraud will put him over the top.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 10:31:31 AM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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To: Redleg Duke

Any Catholic or American that thinks Obama is doing a good job, in neither a Catholic, nor an American. Obama is much more of a brother in the Muslim Brotherhood!!!


13 posted on 02/14/2012 10:38:06 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Redleg Duke

Any Catholic or American that thinks Obama is doing a good job, is neither a Catholic, nor an American. Obama is much more of a brother in the Muslim Brotherhood!!!


14 posted on 02/14/2012 10:38:25 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: RobinMasters

Sorry. I have no respect for the Catholics who voted for zero in the first place, so why should I respect that they are now disatisfied with him? You reap what you sow.


15 posted on 02/14/2012 10:40:06 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

My family always had a problem with Catholics, I never understood why. Then I married one from South Jersey (Italian/Irish) and see it first hand. Culturally conservative, but voted for Barack. The guilt complex of these people is unreal.


16 posted on 02/14/2012 10:44:01 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: C210N

The scenario I am going for is the one where it never occurred to Zero that ANYONE would question his edicts.

I will never forget the tasteless and thoroughly repulsive comment ‘I won.’

That says it all to me.


17 posted on 02/14/2012 10:46:34 AM PST by SusaninOhio (So)
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To: mkboyce
The guilt complex of these people is unreal.

Oh for certain....much like Union people...who though they know better they still vote democratic out of fear...and guilt. The two go hand in hand it seems.

18 posted on 02/14/2012 10:49:02 AM PST by caww
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To: caww

They won’t let their daughters date blacks/hispanics...but will cry about voting for/believing in Barack.

Then he slaps them in the face with his Marxist secularism...and still...they don’t ‘really’ complain. More concerned with the old WASP elite phantoms of the past, than the utter destruction of this nation in the present. So sad. Has lead to endless dinner table arguments.


19 posted on 02/14/2012 10:52:51 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: C210N
Either he expects the US to be smoldering embers by November, where the election is meaningless, or something so devastating is planned that he expects nothing to happen in November.

They have already started softening the American public to war in the ME ahead. With Egypt throwing in Obamas face the billion dollars we give them...to Syria/Iran and Russia's moving military and equipment etc. at a rapid pace. Things are heating up and Obama is seen as a weakling or they wouldn't be doing so.

I have no doubt we'll see war do more than errupt in a few places...ME nations are reading for a fight.

20 posted on 02/14/2012 10:55:29 AM PST by caww
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To: CaptainKip

I too believe that Obama is going for broke, and at break neck speed, because he expects to lose in 2012. To a Marxist it is far more important to institutionalize the cause than to institutionalize the man for a lousy second term.

Obama goes down as a martyr for hollowing out America beyond even a faint hope of rebuilding for decades, possibly forever.

The stunning rise of Marxists in America and of those sympathetic to socialism and communism can be laid squarely at the feet of American public education.

Still, education is on no one’s agenda but the Left. This is not irony, it’s suicide by us, the Right, the Conservatives, the churches, who all cheerfully send off our own kids, say nothing, do nothing, and vote for those who are the same.


21 posted on 02/14/2012 10:58:27 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RobinMasters
At least now we have some semblance of proof of collaboration between the obama gang and the MSM...in an early debate Stephanopolis gave us a little preview of things to come regarding "Constitutional" contraceptives...
StephanopolousCC, Captain Condom
22 posted on 02/14/2012 11:03:51 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Hodar

For many people ,Catholic is just the social group they belong to,not that they hold firmly,or even loosely,to the Catholic tenets and beliefs.


23 posted on 02/14/2012 11:05:24 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: RobinMasters

The other 41% either don’t attend mass or are liberal Catholics.


24 posted on 02/14/2012 11:08:10 AM PST by erod (Romney sucks.)
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To: mkboyce

Yep....In my workplace, liberal and mostly Democratic, you cannot mention Obama without them coming quickly to his defense. It’s become embarrassing working there and among them. If you attempt discussing the issues they are all brain dead about what they are....cannot formulate a single statement and their understanding of our country is at best limited what it can do for them.

The youth simply say they aren’t interested in politics. They haven’t a clue.

But they ALL “like” Obama......go figure!


25 posted on 02/14/2012 11:16:51 AM PST by caww
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To: diamond6
No American regardless of race, colour, or creed, should be supporting Barry Hussein.
26 posted on 02/14/2012 11:19:59 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: RobinMasters

Since, according to the article I include in my post, Catholics vote for Republicans in the same percentage as the rest of the population then this would mean that Obama is getting an even smaller amount of the Catholic vote than he did in 08. http://www.gallup.com/poll/151880/Protestant-Catholic-GOP-Vote-Similar-National-Average.aspx

It seems that many think that Catholics vote 100% for Dems and that this is 59% of 100% and therefor 41% of Catholics still support Obama. It’s more like the percentage of Catholics who do support the Dems (no more than any other religion actually) that 59% of them no longer support Obama and that the remaining 41% is of the percentage of those who vote Dem anyway so I would bet that the total who support Obama is somewhere around the national average of other religions.


27 posted on 02/14/2012 11:29:06 AM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: mkboyce

“The guilt complex of these people is unreal.”

You are a complete idiot. The overwhelming majority of Catholics who go to church regularly and whose Christian faith means something to them absolutely reject Obama. The problem is the media always polls “catholics” as including someone baptized 40 years ago who never darkened the door of a church since then. It serves the media’s purposes well.

So you married a loser — that’s your fault. Don’t blame your bad choice on 67 million other people.


28 posted on 02/14/2012 11:34:11 AM PST by crusader71
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To: RobinMasters

Don’t forget the 20% or so who know in their hearts the truth, but are conditioned against giving any answer perceived as “right wing”.


29 posted on 02/14/2012 11:42:22 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Redleg Duke

I am Catholic and I know of no Mass-attending Catholics that support Obama. None. Zilch. When you consider that there are 40 million Catholics in this country and probably about a quarter that attend regular Mass, I guess they are the Obama supporters. No Catholic that takes their faith
seriously can support a pro-abortion politician. It’s impossible. You also can’t be for abortion and be Catholic, that’s also impossible. So if there’s any person out there that thinks they’re still Catholic while believing in abortion, you need to find yourself a new faith.

“The Catholic Church has always condemned abortion as a grave evil. Christian writers from the first-century author of the Didache to Pope John Paul II in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae (”The Gospel of Life”) have maintained that the Bible forbids abortion, just as it forbids murder.... Thus, in 1995 Pope John Paul II declared that the Church’s teaching on abortion “is unchanged and unchangeable. Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his successors . . . I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being. This doctrine is based upon the natural law and upon the written word of God, is transmitted by the Church’s tradition and taught by the ordinary and universal magisterium. No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit, since it is contrary to the law of God which is written in every human heart, knowable by reason itself, and proclaimed by the Church” (Evangelium Vitae 62).

http://www.saviorquest.com/news1/catholicvoters.htm


30 posted on 02/14/2012 1:10:15 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: mkboyce
Culturally conservative, but voted for Barack. The guilt complex of these people is unreal.

Could you elaborate on this?
31 posted on 02/14/2012 1:38:00 PM PST by jobim (.)
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To: RobinMasters
And this includes CINOs. Among real catholics it is probably 70% and urged on by Cardinal Dolan they will vote in big numbers.
32 posted on 02/15/2012 5:46:58 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: crusader71

Relax crusader71!

She voted for McCain. I was talking about her EXTENDED family. Lots of culturally conservative union-bots, who vote Democrat and bitch about phantom Protestant Republican businessmen keeping them down...as if this were the 1890’s.

And yes, I blame the 54% of Catholic VOTERS who, in 2008, went with Barack over their better judgement.


33 posted on 02/15/2012 7:18:22 AM PST by mkboyce
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