Pennsylvania Called for Obama; Wins Catholics and “Nones”

MSBNC just called Pennsylvania for Obama. Thirty-five percent of the electorate was Catholic, according to exit polls. Obama beat Romney among these voters, 53-46%. “Nones” make up 12% of the electorate, and Obama won 74% of those.

Broken down by race, Romney wins among white Protestants (33% of electorate), 65-34% and among white Catholics (30%), 52-47. But Obama won non-whites (21%) by a huge margin of 85-14%.

Jews made up 4% of the Pennsylvania electorate, according to the exit poll, but it did not provide the breakdown of their vote.

There’s a racial divide here: Obama won among non-whites, who make up 21% of the electorate, 85-14%.

Sarah Posner, author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, covers politics and religion. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The American ProspectThe NationSalon, and other publications. Follow her on TwitterRSS feed Email