Trump's support among white Protestant Republicans ticks up
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Trump is now supported by 66 percent of self-identified "highly religious" white Protestant Republicans in Gallup's June tracking poll, compared to 57 percent in February and May.
 
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Trump's backing among "highly religious" respondents has surpassed the number who supported Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenators push to clear backlog in testing rape kits Russia raises problems for GOP candidates Deal to fix family separations hits snag in the Senate MORE, 63 percent, before Cruz suspended his campaign May 3.
 
Still, highly religious white Protestant Republicans are no more likely to support Trump than are those who identify as "moderately religious" or "not religious."
 
Trump's support among those respondents has also ticked up 3 points to 73 percent for moderately religious and 1 point to 65 percent for those identified as not religious.
 
The outspoken businessman met with evangelical Christians and social conservative leaders in New York last week, where he questioned Democratic rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonProminent Putin critic: If Trump turns me over, I'm dead Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia Trump tweets old video of Clinton talking up 'a strong Russia' MORE's religion. Clinton is a Methodist.

The latest tracking poll of 2,630 white Protestant Republicans, conducted June 1-22, has a margin of error of 2 points.