Poll Finds Bush Ahead on Catholic Vote

October 4, 2004

Source: The Washington Times


On October 4, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "President Bush is rapidly tying up the Catholic vote, according to two polls that show him gaining support among this traditionally Democratic group. The first poll, released last Monday by the Barna Group, an evangelical Christian polling firm, showed Mr. Bush, a Methodist, edging out his Catholic Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, 53 percent to 39 percent. Pollster George Barna termed the switch 'seismic,' considering that a similar survey taken by his firm in May showed the president trailing the Massachusetts senator by 43 percent to 48 percent."