The Quinnipiac University poll said that after his first 100 days the president had an approval rating of 57-33 percent among white Catholics compared to a 44-42 percent split among white Protestants.
“Obama’s numbers among whites are high for a Democrat,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “No Democrat has carried a majority of white votes since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Obama’s 53 percent approval rating among whites means there are millions who did not support him on Election Day, when he received just 43 percent of the white vote, who like what he is doing in office today.”
Brown added: “Crucial to Obama’s coalition is that he enjoys a 57 percent approval rating among white Catholics, perhaps the single most important swing group in the American electorate.”