Mike Pence Helping Donald Trump Stay Ahead With Evangelical Voters

Donald J. Trump and Gov. Mike Pence during an event in Roanoke Va., last month. Todd Heisler/The New York Times
Donald J. Trump and Gov. Mike Pence during an event in Roanoke Va., last month.
Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Donald Trump may be trailing Hillary Clinton in political polls but he’s certainly leaving her behind among evangelical voters.

According to pollster George Barna, 86 percent of evangelicals have a favorable opinion of Mike Pence and two out of three of them think he was the best choice out of the three finalists.

“Two out of three say they now have more confidence in the Trump candidacy as a result of Mike Pence being on the ticket,” Barna, a nationally known veteran pollster, tells OneNewsNow.

Almost three out of four, he says, believe that Pence’s name on the GOP ticket improves Trump’s changes of winning the White House in November.

Ever since the race came down to Trump against Clinton, Trump has had the backing of about seven out of ten evangelicals. That number has jumped from 72 percent in March to 84 percent after the GOP convention, he says.

Gary Bauer of American Values, who came recently to the Trump camp, says it was “grand slam” for Trump to pick Pence as his running mate.

“That choice sent a really reassuring message to millions of values voters around the United States,” Bauer says of the Indiana governor.

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SOURCE: OneNewsNow.com
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