White Evangelical Men Can’t Get Enough of Trump

By Harriet Sinclair

A record number of white evangelical Christians say they support President Donald Trump.

According to a poll from the Public Religion Research Institute released on Thursday, 75 percent on white evangelicals said they had a favourable view of the president and just 22 percent saying they had an unfavourable view.

And white evangelical men are the most likely of that group to back the president, with 81 percent holding a favourable view of Trump compared with 71 percent of white evangelical women.

This is a dramatic jump in support for Trump when compared to the rest of the population, with a recent poll from ABC News/Washington Post putting the president’s approval rating at just 40 percent. Another survey from NBC News/Wall Street Journal  put Trump’s approval rating at 39 percent.

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