Loudly Catholic Santorum loses Ohio Catholics
March 9th, 2012
11:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Loudly Catholic Santorum loses Ohio Catholics

(CNN) – Rick Santorum, a conservative Catholic who is outspoken about faith-based issues, lost Catholic voters by a wide margin in Ohio on Tuesday, potentially a key factor that allowed Mitt Romney to squeak out the narrowest of victories overall in the state.

According to CNN's exit polls, Romney took 43% of Ohio Catholics on Super Tuesday, compared to 31% for Rick Santorum, and Romney beat Santorum overall by 38% to 37%.

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  1. Anon

    Suddenly have more respect for Ohio Catholics...

    March 9, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  2. ST

    Sorry am coming with a different comment from what the heading is of this story.
    I have heard a lot about the complaints of the lady who has won US-$ 1 million and continue to receive 200 dollars in food stamps.
    Here is my comments.
    The lady was lucky to win that amount of money but from that they have taken tax which is almost half of the amount she has won. She has never received such amount from the gov. as food stamps. Neither of us who are working have paid half a million dollar in tax. This lady will never get back the money (which was deducted as tax, as most of us do get), she can not get a job anywhere because they know she won a mega dollars. There is no any income for her, what she will do is just using and in the end the money will be finished. She will not later go and ask for food stamps as they will ask her where has she put her million dollars.
    In my own opinion, the lady deserves to get that 200 dollars as food stamps, as it is her own money she paid in lieu of tax from her luck of winning 1 million dollars.

    March 9, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    All this means is that Rick Santorum's message was not clear, and a bit muddled. Next time he'll do better, try to be more clear on his talking points. In fact, I think he's already ironed out the wrinkles in his messaging.

    March 9, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Formula is Don’t attack JFK if you want catholic votes , Rick didn’t know that

    March 9, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  5. Willie James

    The once proud state of Texas could use a decent hardworking politician instead of the likes of Cornyn and Rick Perry to speak here. Folks here know the GOP bull about the pipeline is malarkey.

    March 9, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    Since most Catholics have at least moved into the 20th century train of thought, Sanctimonious Santorum's 16th century ideals don't resonate.

    March 9, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |