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Contraception issue fought to a draw

The Obama administration’s decision on Catholic institutions and contraception may have rekindled the social issue debate in American politics — particularly in the GOP primary.

But polling suggests the two sides have essentially fought to a draw.

While polling released before the issue became so hot-button showed a majority of Americans supported requiring all employers to require contraception coverage, a new poll from the Pew Research Center suggests that Americans are much more evenly split when it comes to religious institutions.

Furthermore, new Gallup poll previewed by The Post’s Greg Sargent shows President Obama’s numbers among Catholics remain basically unchanged.

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