Poll: White evangelical support for Trump at record high

Poll: White evangelical support for Trump at record high
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White evangelical support for President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP lawmakers preparing to vote on bill allowing migrant children to be detained longer than 20 days: report Wasserman Schultz: Infants separated from their parents are in Florida immigrant shelters Ex-White House ethics chief: Sarah Sanders tweet violates ethics laws MORE has reached a record high, according to a new poll by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Seventy-five percent of white evangelical respondents in the poll said they view Trump favorably, while just 22 percent said they view him unfavorably.

That marks a significant gap of more than 30 percentage points more than Trump’s favorability among the general population, which the survey found was at 42 percent.

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The president’s favorability with white evangelicals in the poll has steadily risen over time, with his previous high being at 74 percent in February 2017.

His favorability with the group hasn’t fallen below 65 percent since his inauguration, according to PRRI.

Evangelical leaders have served as advisers and surrogates for Trump throughout his presidency.

However, a group of evangelical Christian leaders plan to sit down with the president to discuss the $130,000 payment that Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, made to adult-film star Stormy Daniels. The money was paid shortly before the election in 2016 to keep Daniels quiet about an alleged 2006 affair with Trump.

The Christian leaders say they're "very concerned" about the claims.

PRRI conducted bilingual phone interviews with 2,020 American adults from March 14 to 25, and the survey has a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.