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(Worthy News) - Four years ago, 57 percent of Iowa Republican caucus-goers identified themselves as evangelical Christians. Rick Santorum won evangelicals (with 32 percent of their vote), but the second-place finisher was … Ron Paul, with 18 percent, according to entrance polls from 2012. Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, neither evangelical rock stars, each took home 14 percent.
The point is, the evangelical vote is not monolithic. And this weekend, within the span of a day, the two leading candidates in the Republican presidential race here in Iowa, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump — virtually neck and neck in the polls — spoke a short distance from each other and showed wildly different approaches to winning Iowa and its evangelicals.
Cruz's campaign appeal was suffused with references to God and Jesus and faith. Trump's not so much — not even at all. [ Source ]