One quarter say they believe God wanted Trump to become president: poll

One-fourth of respondents in a new poll say they believe God wanted Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE to become president.

A Fox News poll of 1,004 registered voters found that 25 percent said “yes,” they believe God wanted Trump to be president, while a majority of 62 percent said “no.” Fourteen percent said they were unsure.

The poll, released Wednesday, comes two weeks after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network that God wanted Trump to be president.


“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president," Sanders said in January. "And that’s why he’s there, and I think he has done a tremendous job in supporting a lot of the things that people of faith really care about.”

The Fox News poll found that 55 percent of white evangelical Christian respondents said they believe God wanted Trump to become president, compared to 36 percent of Protestants and 20 percent of Catholics.

Nearly half of Republicans–45 percent–compared to 9 percent of Democrats said the same.

The poll, which was conducted from Feb. 10 to 12, has a margin of error of three percentage points.