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Gallup: American Conservatives Turn On Pope Francis

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Gallup's telephone survey of 1,009 adults nationwide was conducted July 8-12, 2015. It has a margin of error of four points.

The pope has drawn the ire of some Republicans for releasing a sweeping encyclical decrying climate change, supporting President Obama's move to revive relations with Cuba and criticizing conservative economic policies. However, while he has softened the Church's language dealing with some social issues, Pope Francis continued its opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion.

Gallup's poll comes ahead of the pope's plans in September to address a joint session of Congress for the first time in history.