Lord of the New Church
Before the election, just 41 percent of weekly church attendees backed Obama, compared with 61 percent of infrequent attendees. Now, 57 percent of weekly churchgoers say they approve of Obama’s job performance, compared with 69 percent of infrequent churchgoers.
This really undercuts the argument that President Obama has been alienating religious voters with his pro-choice decisions. One reason why he might be getting away with this is that the campaign being run against him by pro-life groups branded him as much, much more extreme than just some guy who wanted to overturn the Mexico City policy. He had refused to support a “born alive” bill — he supported infanticide! So it’s really hard for him to live up to that image.