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2756d ago / 2:38 AM UTC

NBC News Exit Poll: Large Majority of White Evangelical Voters Support Trump

One reason the election seems so close at this hour is that Donald Trump has been able to assemble key groups that Republican candidates depend on. One in particular are white evangelical voters, who are solidly in the Republican camp this year, despite a campaign focusing little on the social issues that have long cemented this group’s loyalty to the G.O.P.

The NBC News Exit Poll shows Donald Trump winning about 80 percent of the votes of white evangelicals, about the same as Mitt Romney in 2012. 

2756d ago / 3:35 PM UTC

Meet the NBC News Exit Poll Desk Team

Throughout Election Night, a team of survey research analysts will be crunching the numbers on who voted, what issues were on their minds and why they voted the way they did.

The team includes Stephanie Psyllos, manager of exit polling, NBC News; Scott Keeter, senior survey advisor at Pew Research Center; Courtney Kennedy, director of survey research at Pew Research Center; Cary Funk, associate director of research at Pew Research Center; Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute; Maureen Michaels, president of Michaels Opinion Research Inc.; Mara Ostfeld, postdoctoral fellow, Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan; Patrick Egan, associate professor of politics and public policy at New York University; Hannah Hartig, assistant director, University of Pennsylvania's Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies; Jennifer Su, senior project director, Princeton Survey Research Associates International; and Andrew Arenge, assistant producer, NBC News. The NBC News Exit Poll Desk works closely with digital editors David Taintor and Elizabeth Johnstone to curate the stories we produce.