Hillary Tanking Among Catholics

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by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 30, 2016   

Suffering double-digit lag behind Trump

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It wasn't that long ago that Hillary Clinton was enjoying a hefty lead over Donald Trump among Catholic voters. Less than three months ago, according to a Public Religion Research Institute poll, Clinton was enjoying a 27-point advantage over Trump, with 61 percent of Catholics favoring Clinton to only 34 percent favoring the Republican nominee.

Now polls show a stunning reversal: The latest IBD/TIPP tracking poll shows Clinton lagging behind Trump by double digits, a full 11 points behind now, with only 37 percent of the Catholic vote, while 48 percent have turned towards Trump. 

 
The anti-Catholic animus revealed in WikiLeaks emails from the archives of John Podesta, Clinton's campaign manager, are likely the main reason for her unpopularity among Catholics — but the daily WikiLeaks revelations exposing the Clintons' corruption along with the Project Veritas video stings revealing Clinton's illegal directing of a liberal PAC to disrupt Trump rallies have also had an impact.
 
As if these haven't been damaging enough, FBI Director James Comey's bombshell announcement Friday — only 11 days before Election Day — that he was renewing his investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State has now put the Clinton camp on the defensive, and the polls continue to show her declining, not just among Catholics, but across the board.
 
Watch the panel discuss the emergency on Clinton's hands in "The Download—October Surprise."

 

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