Why Evangelicals Strongly Support Trump
Op-ed by David Crum | Photo: Alamy
With the Trump campaign focusing on South Carolina and beyond, polling continues to show strong evangelical Christian support for Donald Trump.
According to Christianity Today, in New Hampshire, “about 20 percent of voters in the contest [evangelical Christians]—went for Trump by 70 percent.”
In Iowa, Trump dominated, gaining about 50 percent of the evangelical Christian vote before Gov. Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race.
Interestingly, the liberal media noticed the results in Iowa and asserted Iowans were, by and large, conservative Christians. However, historically, the Bible Belt has controlled the southeastern part of the country.
Undoubtedly, Trump will outshine Nikki Haley in her home state of South Carolina. And don’t be surprised if the results indicate that Christians decisively push Trump ahead.
Evangelicals know what they are getting from Trump. In a day where secular liberalism is dominating almost all facets of society, biblical Christians will continue to support Trump for protection from an increasingly growing progressive government that seems to despise traditional Christian values.
Christian patriots are an actual portion of the voting bloc and one that historically assists politicians in crossing the finish line. Some of these voters are outspoken and campaign passionately for their candidate, while others remain silent until their turn to enter the voting booth. The latter tends to be a valuable percentage of voting Christians, often swaying elections in Republican favor.
Sadly, evangelical Christians previously characterized both political parties in the nation, but those days have all but disappeared. Over the years, Christians have left the Democratic Party as they felt unwelcome. Issues such as abortion, family values, and the role and size of the government dictated such decisions.
Evangelicals continue to feel welcomed in the Republican Party, and more specifically by Donald Trump. Ironically, Trump and evangelicals have much in common, as they often face attacks and ridicule.
Like every American, Christians are troubled by the direction in which their country is headed. The 2024 election is paramount; the economy is in shambles, illegal immigration is out of control, and a radical-left agenda is being forced on the public, dangerously indoctrinating children.
Evangelicals want to feel safe in both their personal finances and the cities in which they live. Most assuredly, this voting bloc emphasizes small government and freedom, two central tenets deeply connected to Christianity and the founding of America.
While the urban vote continues to be crucial, the rural Christian voters will cast their ballot heavily in Trump’s favor. Within these rural areas, you will often find the heart of America and the patriot spirit that the nation’s Founders instilled in its people. Small towns in flyover country unapologetically share their “In God We Trust” and “Choose Life” signs, both critical beliefs in such communities. If anyone dares to say Christianity is dead in the nation, they haven’t visited small-town America.
The Democratic Party might currently dominate cities but don’t pass over the rural voters and their impact; their morals and worries for the nation might be spreading.
The most valuable trait Christians have today is their voice, in which they must challenge the leftist agenda destroying this country.