By Gregory Tomlin, Christian Examiner
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PRINCETON, N.J. (Christian Examiner) – Evangelicals aren’t just warming to Trump; they’re on fire for the candidate, if the data from a new Pew Research Center study is correct.
Pew reported July 13 that evangelical voters are “rallying” to the candidate and expressing a greater degree of support for the nominally-Christian Trump than they did for the Mormon Mitt Romney in 2012. Then, about two-thirds (73%) of Republican voters said they planned to turn out to support Romney.
Now, 78 percent of white evangelicals, a declining share of the electorate (according to thePublic Religion Research Institute), say they’ll head to the polls to support the New York billionaire – in spite of the fact that he’s had difficultly explaining who Jesus is and what it means to seek forgiveness. Slightly more than one-third of the evangelicals polled (36%) said they “strongly” support the Trump campaign.
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