Trump is the president who unites America, not divides it.
That’s why the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, is so popular in the heartland, according to a new poll.
In a survey of 3,000 Americans released Tuesday by the Public Religion Research Institute, 57 percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump if the election were held today, while only 30 percent said they’d vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s favorable rating is highest among white evangelical Protestants, with 82 percent of those polled saying they would support him, compared with 77 percent for Clinton.
The poll was conducted between Oct. 20 and Oct. 22.
Trump leads in the popular vote by nearly 7 million votes, with more than two-thirds of voters saying they have an unfavorable view of him.
But Trump trails Clinton among women, Hispanics and young voters by a wide margin, according the poll.
Women, African Americans and younger voters overwhelmingly support Trump.
Trump is backed by white evangelicals, who make up a third of all voters, while Clinton has an edge among black voters, according a poll conducted in March.
But he has a strong edge among non-college whites, with 51 percent saying they will support him.
In the final weeks of the election, Trump has made several trips to the Rust Belt states of Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, including a stop in Pittsburgh, which has a large African American population.
In Pennsylvania, Trump campaigned in the state’s industrial heartland on Monday.
In Michigan, the Republican presidential nominee was seen on Monday evening delivering a speech in Canton, Mich., where he called for unity in the face of the opioid crisis and urged Americans to vote for him.
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