Evangelical leaders favor Tim Pawlenty

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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A June survey of evangelical leaders conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) shows they favor Tim Pawlenty to be the GOP nominee. In the survey, 45 percent favored Pawlenty, while Mitt Romney came in second place with 14 percent. While it would be a stretch to assume the opinions of evangelical leaders will be automatically transferred to rank and file evangelicals, this strikes me as obviously good news for Pawlenty, who needs to perform well in early states like Iowa and South Carolina.

Matt K. Lewis