Despite Speculation, Polls Show Evangelical Women Still Voted for Republican Candidates

Supporters pray before Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Pensacola, Florida U.S. November 2, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Despite an ongoing effort to shame them away from Republicans, Evangelicals showed up at the polls on Election Day and stayed loyal to the GOP.

According to exit polling data analyzed by Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life, white evangelicals made their voices heard this week.

Research associate Elizabeth Sciupac tells OneNewsNow that 75 percent of white evangelical Christians voted for a Republican on the ballot.

Mainline Protestants and other Christians came in second in their support of the GOP, followed by Catholics, then those that don’t claim any religion. Somewhat oddly, their support of Republicans towered over Jewish conservative voters. Only 17 percent of Jews voted Republican.

Overall, white evangelicals made of 26 percent of voters on Tuesday.

Dr. Robert Jeffress, an evangelical advisor to President Trump, says one demographic stood out to him.

“According to an NBC exit poll,” he recalls, “74 percent of evangelical women said that they strongly support or somewhat support President Trump.”

“White evangelical women stand squarely with the Republicans,” reads the headline on the NBC News story.

That polling, Jeffress says, dispels the “myth” that evangelical women are running from Trump and the GOP.

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SOURCE: One News Now, Steve Jordahl