A new poll conducted Friday night by Public Policy Polling (D) shows Catholics support President Obama's rule change to the contraception coverage requirement at religious organizations. The poll of 466 Catholic voters showed that 57% of Catholics support the new policy, which allows women who work at religiously-affiliated organizations like hospitals to get contraception cost-free as required under the Affordable Care Act through their insurer. 29% opposed the new policy for not going far enough while 5% opposed it because they think the original rule was fair. Catholic women support the compromise more than men. Respondents preferred Obama's position over Romney's opposition to any birth control coverage requirement 51% to 38% and Hispanic Catholics preferred Obama's 59% to 32%.
The survey was done on behalf of the Coalition to Protect Women's Health Care, a coalition of 28 women's health advocacy groups who came together Friday to work to protect access to birth control in the wake of the administration's rule change. The survey's margin of error is +/-4.5%.