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Vast Majority Of White Evangelicals Back Donald Trump, Survey Shows

A whopping 78 percent say they would vote for Trump.
White evangelicals are flocking to the candidate known to spew racist and bigoted rhetoric.
White evangelicals are flocking to the candidate known to spew racist and bigoted rhetoric.

Donald Trump has been married three times, spoken lewdly about his daughter’s body and doesn’t seem to know his Bible.

Yet evangelical voters are flocking to him.

A new poll from the Pew Research Center finds that 78 percent of white evangelical voters say they would vote for Trump if the election were held today, and a third of them say they “strongly” back him.

This support does not startle the pollsters. “It’s what we’ve seen consistently in past campaigns, that white evangelical Protestants tend to lean strongly toward the Republican candidate,” said Jessica Martinez, a Pew senior researcher.

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