Fox News Poll Says White Evangelicals Support Trump, Border Wall, Legalization of Marijuana, and Medicare Expansion

Evangelical supporters of Donald Trump praying at a rally in Florida in this undated photo. | (Photo: Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

A recently released Fox News poll paints a complicated picture of the various public policies that registered voters in the United States who identify as white evangelical support.

On Sunday, Fox News released the findings of a poll directed by Beacon Research and Shaw & Company Research, conducted Dec. 8-11 from a random sample of 1,000 registered U.S. voters with a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Among respondents who identified as “white evangelical,” 66 percent said they support building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, which was well above the 44 percent for all respondents.

A critical voting bloc of the Republican Party, white evangelical respondents also showed their support for President Donald Trump on a host of issues.

Fifty-nine percent of white evangelicals said they plan to vote in the Republican primary or caucus and 24 percent said they plan to vote in the Democrat primary or caucus.

When assessing Trump’s overall job performance, 67 percent of white evangelicals said they either “strongly” or “somewhat” approved of the president.

Regarding the impeachment process, 62 percent of white evangelicals believed House Democrats were not running it fairly, while 27 percent said it was a fair process. Close to one-third (29 percent) said Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while two-thirds (67 percent) opposed impeachment.

However, white evangelical respondents also supported more politically progressive ideas as well, according to the Fox News poll.

More than half of white evangelicals said they supported the legalization of recreational marijuana (53 percent), while 44 percent were opposed.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski