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Iowa Voters Never Lost Faith in Trump

Jan 16, 2024 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    22% Somewhat Conservative

  • Reliability

    95% ReliableExcellent

  • Policy Leaning

    88% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -21% Negative

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75% : Another wore a T-shirt that read, "Jesus Is My Savior, Trump Is My President.""Whether it's [pro-life], whether it's Israel, whether it's religious freedom, the litany of good things that are important to Christians ...
72% : "The thing that's just been really fascinating to me over the last eight years," VanDerWerff told Christianity Today, "has been this slow migration and now this real embrace, it seems, of Trump.
71% : Perhaps inspired by one of DeSantis's Florida gubernatorial campaign ads, one video that Trump shared on his Truth Social account -- and played at campaign rallies -- is a prime example.
65% : But there as well, Trump holds the lead.
64% : Monday's results in Iowa give Trump a chance to say, "I've got all the support and momentum.
61% : Supporters of former President Donald Trump celebrate at his caucus night event at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.Donald Trump -- the far and away GOP frontrunner -- has secured a quick win in Iowa, where his campaign's Christian rhetoric stoked his fan base but disturbed some evangelical leaders.
55% : "Trump allies say that evangelical voters' loyalty to Trump stems from the track record of his presidential administration.
54% : So God gave us Trump," the narrator said.
51% : Two-thirds of white evangelicals voting in Iowa believe Trump would remain fit for the presidency even if convicted, according to entrance polls by CNN.
51% : So God made Trump.
50% : Trump won with 51 percent of the vote, more than the other candidates combined, sweeping all but one county in the state.
50% : Trump has made inroads with a different kind of evangelical voter.
50% : President Trump promised and then delivered," Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, the Trump campaign's senior Iowa advisor, told CT.
50% : "He said his administration did more for religious liberty "than any administration in history, according to everybody."
49% : "Early entrance polls from CNN found that 55 percent of white evangelical Christians said they were supporting Trump.
37% : National outlets barely waited for the ink on the ballots to dry before calling the race for Trump only 30 minutes after caucus sites closed.
33% : If you're sick as a dog, you say, 'Darling, I gotta make it,' " Trump told a crowd at an Indianola rally Sunday.
32% : That's a shift from the last time Trump ran in Iowa.
32% : "Trump is not the Messiah.
32% : After garnering around 7 percent Monday night, he suspended his campaign and encouraged his supporters to back Trump instead.
29% : Made by a group that calls itself Trump's Online War Machine, the video adapted the late broadcaster Paul Harvey's "So God Made a Farmer" monologue with artificial intelligence to weave in mentions of Trump.
26% : Tenney predicted that Trump would win the White House and that when he did, "there will be a retribution against all those who have promoted evil in this country.
26% : In September, at a summit hosted by the conservative Family Research Council, Trump made the pitch that "no president has ever fought for Christians as hard as I have.
25% : Meanwhile, the crowd of presidential hopefuls has started to thin: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the GOP candidate most willing to criticize Trump, dropped out Wednesday.
16% : The state's evangelicals weren't excited about the foul-mouthed real estate mogul in 2016 and favored Ted Cruz, viewing Trump as "the lesser of two evils" when paired against Hillary Clinton in the election, said Jeff VanDerWerff, a political science professor at Northwestern College, a Christian college in Orange City, Iowa.
13% : The video paints Trump in hagiographic terms: as someone who goes into a "den of vipers" and deals with the "fake news, for their tongues as sharp as serpents" (a reference to Psalm 140), and wraps up "a hard week's work by attending church on Sunday.

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