Sorry, Single-Issue Voters, It’s Not Just About Abortion
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows the abortion issue doesn’t affect how the country sees the president, and there is no difference between practicing Catholics and those who don’t attend church.
Sixty-two percent of Americans polled approve of Obama’s performance, and 35 percent do not approve. Among Catholics, the poll suggests 65 percent have a positive view of the job the president is doing, and 33 percent do not. The sampling error on that question is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the general population, and plus or minus 6.5 percentage points for Catholics.
And much as some single-issue voters feel there is nothing more important than the abortion issue, it has no affect on Obama’s popularity.
Does the president’s position in favor of abortion rights have an impact on the public’s perception of him? More than half the country says no. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say the president’s position has no effect on their view of him. Twenty-seven percent say it makes them feel less favorably about him, and 14 percent say it makes them feel more positively about him.Click here for reuse options!
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