There are no representative surveys of all evangelical leaders, but informal indicators suggest little support for Trump among elites. [Sen. Marco] Rubio led an October survey of board members of the National Association of Evangelicals asking which candidate they support — including Democratic candidates. Rubio also led an informal survey of 103 evangelical leaders and “insiders” by WORLD magazine, with [Sen. Ted] Cruz and Carly Fiorina also receiving support. Only 1 percent picked Trump.Cruz has also seen a handful of high-profile endorsements and is expected to win among evangelical voters in Iowa. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and an influential leader among some evangelicals, told The Washington Post that he is endorsing Cruz.
December 11, 2015 at 10:15 AM EST