A new national poll from the Public Religon Research Institute (PRRI) shows President Obama with a 9 point lead on former Massachusetts Gov. and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, 47 percent to 38 percent among reigstered voters nationally. The organization also broke the numbers out by religious affiliation, finding significant divisions within the subgroups. The TPM Poll Average of the race nationally shows President Obama with a 1.7 point lead at moment.
White evangelical voters strongly support Romney over Obama (68% vs. 19%).
Catholic voters overall say that they would be more likely to vote for Obama than Romney (46% to 39%), although white Catholic voters favor Romney over Obama by a significant margin (48% to 37%).
Obama has an advantage over Romney among white mainline Protestant voters (50% vs. 37%) and religiously unaffiliated voters (57% vs. 22%).