Catholics went for Obama.

According to CNN exit polling, 50 percent of Catholic voters went for Obama, and 48 percent for Romney. This is down from 2008, when Catholics supported Obama over McCain 54-45, but up from '04, when 52 percent of Catholics voted against their co-religionist John Kerry (47 percent supported him). This year's Catholic vote looks more like 2000, when 50 percent of Catholic voters supported Gore over Bush, 50-47. 

Grant Gallicho joined Commonweal as an intern and was an associate editor for the magazine until 2015. 

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