Desantis, Trump court Iowa’s evangelical voters, promising Christian-focused policy

Political scientists told ABC News that there has been a shift in the way candidates discuss Christianity during the 2024 election cycle, with many candidates focusing more on “culture war” ideas to appeal to Christian and evangelical voters. Ron Desantis recently spoke about the role faith plays in his role as Florida’s governor, telling Iowa voters he does not, “know how you could be a leader without having faith in God.” Former President Donald Trump alleged to voters in the Hawkeye state that the government was targeting Christians and added that if re-elected he will create a federal task force to fight “anti-Christian bias.”

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