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Donald Trump's following among white evangelicals at record high

New research has found the US President, who recently denied a claim he cheated on his wife Melania with Stormy Daniels in 2006, is more popular among white evangelicals than ever before.

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) the per cent holding a "favourable view" of the 71-year-old has risen to 75 per cent - while 22 per cent hold an "unfavourable view".

Summing up its conclusions, the PRRI said: "White evangelical support for Donald Trump has steadily increased over time."

The independent research organisation found white evangelical men (81 per cent) were more likely than their female counterparts to favour Trump (71 per cent).

It continued: "Notably, Trump's favourability among white evangelicals never reached 50 per cent during the 2016 primary season.

"By the early fall of 2016, however, his favourability among white evangelicals had jumped to 61 per cent.

"By the inauguration it increased to 68 per cent, and shortly after the inauguration in February 2017 it jumped again to 74 per cent.

"Over the course of 2017, there were minor fluctuations, but Trump's favourability among white evangelicals never dipped below 65 per cent during this time."

The PRRI figures also show that the proportion of all Americans supporting Trump has risen since January from 37 per cent to 42 per cent.

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