US Catholics: let Obama speak and keep abortion legal

Beliefnet reports the latest poll shows Catholic voters favor keeping President Obama as the speaker at Notre Dame University’s commencement by a margin of 60-34–even higher than the general public, which approves of the invitation by 56-31 percent.

Weekly attenders also favor Obama staying on the dais, by a lower margin of 49-43 percent. As usual, white evangelical Protestants are more likely to want the Catholic university to disinvite the president, with 44 percent saying he should speak and 42 percent saying the invitation should be rescinded.

More results of the poll including support for keeping abortion legal here.

James Carroll comments on Barack Obama at Notre Dame and how he might be more pro-life than George Bush here.

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