Forty-nine percent of all Catholic respondents said they would vote for the Massachusetts senator, while 42 percent said they'd vote for Mr. Bush. The president had an edge among the devout, however.
Among Catholics who had attended church in the past week, 47 percent favored Mr. Bush and 45 percent Mr. Kerry. Among Catholics who said religion was 'very important,' 46 percent favored Mr. Bush and 45 percent Mr. Kerry.
Though the among "all Catholic" numbers are predictable, the "devout" numbers seem off the mark. These numbers are within the margin of error. Given that an overwhelming percentage of weekly Protestant church goers (66%) back the president, I wonder why this poll does not show a larger margin for weekly Catholic mass attendees.