Catholic Voters Side With Obama Despite Contraception Controversy

A new Gallup poll shows that Catholic voters overall favor President Obama despite the Catholic Church’s opposition to the president’s contraception rule. Obama has a six-point lead over Romney among Catholics, and while Mitt Romney has a double-digit lead among very religious voters, the poll shows that Obama still leads Romney among all Americans. In February, a majority of Catholic voters polled said they disagreed with the church’s opposition to a new policy that would expand access to contraception, despite claims from Catholic bishops that it infringed on the church’s religious liberty. But now: