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Donald Trump Dead Last In This Latest Poll

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Casey Harper Contributor
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Donald Trump is dominating the national polls leading up to the Iowa caucuses, but in one poll, he is dead last.

A Pew Research Poll released Wednesday found that only 30 percent of American adults say Trump is a religious person –behind all other presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle. Out of those polled, 37 percent say they believe Trump is “Not at all” religious, a higher number than any candidate.

About 48 percent of adults think Hillary Clinton is a religious person.

Among presidential candidates, Trump seen as least religious

Republicans, more than Democrats, think Trump is religious. About 44 percent of Republicans say Trump is a “very” or “somewhat religious” person.

“By contrast, fully eight-in-ten Republicans say they think Ben Carson is a religious person, three-quarters view [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] as a religious person, and seven-in-ten say the same about [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore],” Pew states.

Compared with Carson, Cruz and Rubio, fewer GOP voters see Trump as a religious person
The survey was done from Jan 7-14 based on answers from 2,009 adults.

[dcquiz] In Iowa, evangelical voters hold considerable clout, and Trump has tried to appeal to those voters. Recently, however, Trump was criticized for his lack of knowledge of the Bible when during a speech at Christian school Liberty University he said “Two Corinthians,” instead of “Second Corinthians.” Sen. Ted Cruz even poked fun at Trump during a campaign speech, joking “Two Corinthians walk into a bar.”

Overall, though, Trump still leads in national polls by a significant margin. Real Clear Politics national polling average has Trump at about 36 percent, far above second place candidate Cruz, who is at about 19 percent.

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