Trump won 81 percent of white evangelicals in 2016. Ralph Reed says he’ll do better this year.

From NEWS.YAHOO.COM

Ralph Reed, a veteran Republican operative who has helped corral the evangelical vote for Republicans for the last 30 years, said he thinks white evangelical support for President Trump is likely to be higher in the 2020 election than it was four years ago.

“I think the 81 percent of the evangelical vote that Trump received four years ago is the floor,” Reed, president of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, said in an interview. “I don’t think it’s beyond the realm of possibility that he could end up in the mid-80s.”

Reed said that by Election Day his organization will have knocked on between 3.7 million and 4 million doors in a get-out-the-vote effort.

And he predicted that the efforts of his group, and others like it, combined with white evangelical enthusiasm for Trump, will produce votes from 5 million to 10 million white evangelicals who did not vote at all in 2016. Reed claimed that there were 31 million white evangelical votes for Trump four years ago.

Reed said he does not put much stock in public polling that has shown Democrat Joe Biden with a significant lead in both national surveys and in key swing states.

“I think polling is at this point, it’s a discredited science,” Reed said. “I think it’s a modern version of phrenology. I don’t think it works. I don’t think there’s any way at all in an environment like this when we think the turnout is going to be a mini... (Read more)

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