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​​Trump on Track to Sweep South Carolina

Feb 23, 2024 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    18% Somewhat Conservative

  • Reliability

    95% ReliableExcellent

  • Policy Leaning

    60% Very Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    1% Positive

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36% Positive

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

86% : ""Christian voters had a good relationship with Nikki and they liked Nikki, but they do love Trump," said Chad Connelly, who was at the NRB gathering.
74% : Seculars of higher education tend to support Haley, seculars of lower education tend to support Trump.
73% : I've never seen [this] depth of support and enthusiasm."In 2016, white evangelicals dispersed their votes in South Carolina's GOP primary: Trump gained 34 percent of the vote, Sen. Ted Cruz gained 26 percent, and Marco Rubio gained 21 percent.
66% : It's not ubiquitous, he said, but it's more marked than divisions along faith: "I find Christians of higher education tend to support Haley, Christians with lower education tend to support Trump.
66% : "Look, I mean, Trump will win big here.
61% : "Higgins has observed that in his conversations with students or professors, there's a marked preference for Haley over Trump at times.
60% : "Danielle Vinson, a politics and international affairs professor at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, has noticed tension within churches, though she believes the excitement for Trump is more uniform in rural churches compared to their urban and suburban counterparts.
60% : But when he speaks with blue-collar workers at his church or elsewhere, he's noticed more support for Trump.
53% : "But I would say the largest group are those who are probably going to be pretty solidly behind Trump for the primary and for president.
51% : Connelly said the thing he hears most from faith leaders is that Trump "did what he said he was going to do ... that's a rare politician.
51% : But others are "in church every Sunday, I serve on committees, I'm serious about my faith-type believers that believe Trump is the answer.
51% : "But I have noticed a small smattering of very vocal opponents to Trump in those very same congregations.
49% : But more than any particular list of issues motivating this election, multiple sources described a deep sense of personal loyalty that GOP primary voters feel for Trump, something that has intensified along with his legal troubles.
47% : While it won't be enough for Trump to sweep the nomination, Super Tuesday is likely Haley's last shot at proving her viability.
39% : In her evangelical church, she's at times been "very mystified by little old ladies completely rationalizing Trump, but they do," she said.
39% : "I will never completely understand the connection from the evangelical community with Donald Trump," Felkel told CT.
36% : "Specific policies come up more than others: Trump's releasing a list of potential Supreme Court nominees in 2016 and then nominating three conservative judges to the court, as well as his move of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
36% : Trump faces 91 felony counts in two state courts and two federal districts, as well as a civil suit in New York.
30% : Trump pledged to 1,500 attendees at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention that despite threats from the Left, "no one will be touching the cross of Christ under the Trump administration, I swear to you.
30% : It's not clear how they will rule, though justices seemed skeptical during oral arguments earlier this month that the state could exclude Trump from the ballot in Colorado.
28% : "There are evangelicals in South Carolina that are somewhat suspicious of Trump and are probably supporting Nikki Haley, or are going to reluctantly support Trump," Tony Beam, director of church engagement at North Greenville University and policy director for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, told CT.
27% : "It's going to be nigh impossible for Haley to pull up enough to prevent Trump from getting the majority of delegates," Higgins said.
20% : There are also states that have filed cases using an obscure provision in the 14th Amendment to argue a legal theory that Trump is ineligible for appearing on the 2024 ballot due to his role in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol insurrection.
18% : But Felkel -- as well as other white Christian voters who are skeptical of former president Donald Trump -- are set to be the minority in this weekend's South Carolina GOP primary.

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