White Catholic voters favor Trump, but Hispanics overwhelmingly support Clinton

by Tom Howell Jr. | The Washington Times  |  published on November 4, 2016

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Catholic voters are proving to be the wild card of this year’s presidential race, as Hispanic adherents of the faith back Democrat Hillary Clinton in large numbers and their white peers — though divided — warm to Republican rival Donald Trump, potentially tilting the balance in some of the election’s key battleground states.

A poll gives Mr. Trump a 13-point lead among Catholics, as reports about the Republican mogul’s behavior take a back seat to headlines about the FBI’s revived probe into Mrs. Clinton’s emails.

Mr. Trump has been a moral question mark for Catholics and other churchgoers, given his lewd remarks from a 2005 “Access Hollywood” taping and the long line of women who have accused him of groping or making untoward sexual advances on them.

Yet he also vowed to appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court, a key selling point for Catholics put off by his inconsistent record on abortion and Mrs. Clinton’s staunchly pro-choice stance.

“Bellwether is the right word to use, because Catholics do not vote as a bloc,” said Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at Catholic University in the District of Columbia. “The so-called Catholic vote is an aggregate of several subgroups, but that aggregate has picked the winner of every election since 1984,” save for Democrat Al Gore’s razor-thin Electoral College loss in 2000.

  • Walter Flatt

    DONT BET ON THAT.MECICANS ARE SMARTER THAN YOU THINK.

    IF YOU DEFEND THE BELOW, YOU ARE TRYING TO DESTROY MY COUNTRY.

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015 AND RESEND TO ALL YOU CAN AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME.

    COULD THIS BE WHY SHE WANTS OPEN BORDERS? IS SHE ON DOPE?
    REMEMBER SHE HAS RECEIVED MILLIONS FROM TERRIOST NATIONS.

    ALLSO GOOGLE HILLIARY’S TOP AIDE FOR 20 YEARS (HUMA ABIDEN TERRIOST)

    COULD THEY BOTH BE SPY’S FOR TERROIST? AFTER ALL, HILLIARY HAS TAKEN MILLIONS FROM THEM.

  • Horace Milstead

    If these Mexicans and other Central American folks vote to support illegal aliens then they need to be ostracized……the only ones who seem to get it are the Cuban-Americans.

  • Leslie Woodhull

    Not true. HISPANICS EVERYWHERE OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT TRUMP. THEY ARE IN HUGE NUMBERS AT HIS RALLIES BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR JOBS TO RETURN HERE. The ONLY Hispanics in favor of Clinturd ARE THE ILLEGAL ALIEN ones!!! AND THEY DON’T COUNT!! (& they better not try to vote because we’re on the lookout for voter fraud!!!)
    EVERYONE WATCH AT THE POLLING PLACES & REPORT ANY AND ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY!!! THEY ARE NOT GOING TO STEAL THIS ELECTION!! WHEN YOU’RE AT YOUR POLLING PLACES LOOK FOR TRUCKS OR BUSSES DROPPING OFF LOTS OF PEOPLE & REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR STATE ELECTION OVERSEER!!! In my state it’s the STATE IT’S THE LT GOVERNOR, in other states it may be someone else. KNOW WHO IT IS AHEAD OF TIME & PUT THEIR# IN YOUR PHONE.
    THIS IS WAR AND IT’S ABOUT TRUMP WINNING!! (& you KNOW HILDEBITCH ‘S CAMPAIGN has already got this planned out!!)

    TRUMP/PENCE!!2016!!

  • Linda

    Mexican people need to understand that this election is not about the border, freebies from our government, or a wall being built. This is about keeping people safe from terrorists, defending our gun rights, depending our freedom to worship, defending our freedom of speech, and the list goes on and on. Hillary Clinton will take all of these freedoms not only from Caucasians, but also Hispanics, blacks, Asians and anyone else who gets in her way. Make no mistake about it, ISIS will kill Hispanics as fast as they can kill the rest of us. Please think about that before you vote for Hillary Clinton. She welcomes the people into our country who will kill you even more than Obama.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    I am not catholic but I will vote for Trump. See my last names.

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