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Evangelical leaders debate 2016 election

Campaign 2016 | Event illustrates stubborn divide over Donald Trump
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/16/16, 02:59 pm

WASHINGTON—Four evangelical leaders engaged Friday in a cordial yet passionate debate that illustrates ongoing disagreement over how people of faith should vote in the presidential election.

“Evangelicals are among the most vocal critics of both presidential nominees, while others vocally back Donald Trump,” said Jerry Johnson, president of National Religious Broadcasters, which hosted the event. “We’re holding this forum … in the hope that it will result in more light and less heat.”

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Trump improves in new WORLD survey

Campaign 2016 | Evangelical insiders are split over support of the Republican presidential nominee
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/25/16, 09:15 am

WASHINGTON—Only 22 percent of respondents in WORLD’s evangelical insiders survey said they backed Donald Trump in the days after he locked up the Republican nomination for president in May—but 48 percent said they would consider him if he vowed to nominate a pro-life Supreme Court justice.

It looks like they meant it.

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No and maybe

Campaign 2016 | A WORLD survey shows most ‘never Trump’ evangelical insiders remain staunchly opposed to the GOP candidate, but others could be open to persuasion
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/11/16, 03:18 pm

Three days after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dropped out of the Republican presidential primary following a resounding defeat in Indiana, WORLD asked several dozen evangelical insiders to share their thoughts on billionaire businessman Donald Trump’s seemingly clear path to the GOP nomination.

The results: They’re split down the middle, but two-thirds of the “never Trump” participants remain committed to that position.

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