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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Analyst: Donald Trump Outperforms Mitt Romney, John McCain, George W. Bush with Evangelicals
More white Evangelicals voted for President-elect Donald Trump than voted for Mitt Romney in 2010, John McCain in 2008 and George W. Bush in 2004, according to Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President Penny Nance.
“He did historical numbers,” Nance tells Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot Ch. 125. “He did better than even George Bush…the best since Reagan with evangelical voters.”
Concerned Women for America is America’s largest women’s public policy organization that focuses on Christian conservative principles.
According to Nance, Trump won 81 percent of the Evangelical vote compared to 16 percent that voted for Hillary Clinton.
She added that there was a “very small statistical difference — not much — between men and women. There was no gender gap among Evangelicals for Donald Trump.”
In 2012, Romney had 79 percent of the white Evangelical vote — the same as President George W. Bush in 2004, according to Pew Research Center. Republican nominee John McCain only received 73 percent of the white Evangelical vote in 2008.
“Evangelical Christians carried the day for Donald Trump. He could not have won without us,” Nance added.
Nance says the big issue that motivated Evangelicals this election was the Supreme Court.
“About 25 percent of voters in general came out on that issue,” Nance explained, noting that the appointment of a Supreme Court justice was “a driving factor” for Evangelicals this election.