Believers still backing Trump … and here's why

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

voter casting a ballot at polling stationA high percentage of evangelicals is still with President Donald Trump, according to the polls. OneNewsNow examines what might be motivating them in 2020.

Eighty-one percent of white evangelical voters cast their votes for Trump in 2016. Depending on the poll one might examine today, between 77% and 81% are likely to vote for him this time around. Southern Evangelical Seminary president Dr. Richard Land says the reason evangelicals' support for the president is still strong is that they are faced with a similar choice as in 2016.

"Evangelicals understand what a stark choice they're making this November – and how much worse off the country would be if they make the wrong choice," he tells OneNewsNow.

The seminary president also says the leftward sprint of the Democratic Party has evangelicals afraid of where America will go if Biden is elected.

Land, Dr. Richard (SBC, ERLC)"Joe Biden and the Democratic platform have done more to energize [evangelicals] than anybody has – including Donald Trump," Land offers.

But the specific issues that are motivating them may have moved slightly. In 2016, improving the economy and terrorism were the top two reasons evangelicals came out for Trump, according to a LifeWay Research poll done at the time. Land says while the economy is still a concern, other issues have since risen to the top.

"The abortion issue and the religious freedom issue are big motivators for evangelicals this time around," he states. "[They are upset by] the way that some of these governors have behaved with the COVID-19 shutdowns and failing to understand that we have First Amendment rights that trump other rights."

Last week, OneNewsNow reported comments by a Christian apologist who argued that one of the key reasons evangelicals voted for Trump four years ago is that in their eyes, policy trumps demeanor. "Demeanor is not the main reason I'm voting for somebody to be president," said Dr. Frank Turek.

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