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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