Super Tuesday: Was there also a Catholic gap?

Lots of Super Tuesday maps to come in this space soon…

In the meantime, the New York Times has county-by-county results for the Democrats here and for the Republicans here. CNN.com has exit polls here. These polls suggest that Clinton and Obama ran pretty evenly among men, but Clinton had a wide advantage among women. (That means racism may not be an adequate explanation for Obama’s losses, unless you believe the highly dubious proposition that white women are more racist than white men.) PolySigh has one theory that hasn’t been getting much play, which is that Obama does significantly worse among Catholic voters. I’m not quite convinced yet, since there may be other factors at play. Catholics are concentrated in the Northeast, where Clinton has a base, and white Protestants who vote Democratic may be higher-income and better-educated than white Protestants who vote Republican, which would make them likely Obama voters — whereas a lot of lower-income Catholics still vote in Democratic primaries.