Super Tuesday: Will Evangelicals Coalesce Around a Candidate?

The Takeaway

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Voters in 12 states and one U.S. territory will make their voices heard today in what's called "Super Tuesday," the biggest day in the 2016 primary season.

One important voting block to watch across the country today are evangelical Christians. According to the Pew Research Center, "Nearly half of all people in the 12 Super Tuesday states who identify as or lean toward the Republican Party (47 percent) are evangelical protestants"

This is a group every major Republican candidate has attempted to mobilize. The question is, will they come out today, and if they do, who will they vote for? 

Gabe Lyons discusses what's on the minds of evangelical voters, why so many are falling for Donald Trump, and whether or not it's realistic to expect them coalesce around one candidate. 

Gabe is the co-author of the new book, "Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme" and founder of Q, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to think well and advance the good in society. 

What you'll learn from this segment:

  • Why Donald Trump appeals to evangelical Christians.
  • The ideological difference between younger and older evangelicals. 
  • Whether or not there is an 'evangelical' voting block.