WASHINGTON — Support for President Donald Trump has slipped by single digits among white Christians of all religious affiliations, although 78 percent of white evangelical Protestants still plan to vote for him in November, according to Pew Research Center polling.
Support among white evangelical Protestants is down from 83 percent in the poll conducted after the Sept. 29 presidential debate and during Trump’s bout with COVID-19.
Trump’s support has slipped by higher percentages among white Catholics and white non-evangelical Protestants since the previous Pew poll conducted in late July and early August, but he still leads in both groups.
Democratic challenger Joe Biden continues to hold a double-digit lead over Trump among all registered voters, including advantages among Black Protestants (90 percent), Hispanic Catholics of any race (67 percent), Jewish people (70 percent), those describing their religion as “nothing in particular” (62 percent) and atheists/agnostics (83 percent), according to the survey.
Biden leads Trump 52 percent to 42 percent among all registered voters, while Trump leads Biden 54 percent to 41 percent among all Protestants, according to the survey. B&R