The overwhelming majority of white evangelicals are nonetheless planning to vote for Trump

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A poll has shown that 82% of white Protestant Protestant Christians in the United States vote for President Donald Trump or would vote for him in the 2020 election, despite concerns about his job approval rates.

The Pew poll was conducted among registered voters and is an increase over the 77% of white Evangelical Protestant voters who said they supported Trump after the 2016 presidential election.

The new poll shows that more and more people are concerned about how Trump led the country in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the widespread protests against racial injustices.

Within two months, the president's approval rate for white evangelicals dropped 6%, but remained relatively high at 72%.

Meanwhile, Trump's 2020 election rival Joe Biden has indicated that his campaign will court evangelical voters. However, only 17% have suggested voting for him rather than Trump. That's just 1% more than the 16% of white evangelicals who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Numbers among white evangelical voters worry Biden. 26% say Biden would make a "poor" president, while 49% believe he would make a "terrible" president.

However, the number of black Protestant voters strongly supports Joe Biden. 88% propose to support the democratic candidate in the elections, and only 8% say they vote for Trump.

The poll found that 54% of black Protestants believed Biden would make a good or great president. Only 8% said Biden would be a poor or terrible leader.

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