The Catholic Vote in my Precinct ( 23rd of the 19th Ward) in Chicago
pathickey 12 November 2012 No Comment
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My Precinct is very Catholic; my Ward is very Catholic. Here is how the election returns reflect a heavily Catholic voting sample. Mind you, I am nothing if not very scientific.
Prec't. Total reg. Obama % Romney % Gary Johnson % Green %
Ward Total reg. Obama % Romney % Gary Johnson % Green %
Early on the morning of November 6th, 2012 Kareem's Dunkin Donuts at 104th & Western Ave. was thicker with folks than usual. Poll judges and workers were getting coffee and donuts prior to their labors monitoring the public franchise and getting out the vote.
I vote at the Quaker Meeting House at 107th & Artesian, so there might be a Quaker or two in the precinct. Likewise the Unitarian Church at 103rd & Longwood has long been a home to former Catholics and devotees of the Unitarian creed. However, most everyone I know is Catholic.
Catholics voted overwhelmingly for President Obama in my Ward, but bit less in my precinct.
Catholics - the country's largest religious group with one-quarter of the population - have supported the winner of the popular vote in every election since 1972.I saw Alderman Matt O'Shea all over the Ward on election day and he really did a great job getting out the vote and making it a smooth operation.
Reuters/Ipsos exit polling found that 51 percent of Catholics favored President Barack Obama, compared with 48 percent for Republican contender Mitt Romney. A report by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life had a similar finding, with 50 percent of Catholics for Obama and 48 percent for Romney, the same as the popular vote in the general population. Reuters
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