So why did so many evangelicals vote for Trump instead of Cruz?
‘There’s nobody left’: Evangelicals feel abandoned by Trump-led GOPOne of the puzzles of the GOP primary was the votes of evangelicals for Trump over Cruz. You have to ask yourself why they are surprised that Trump does not really care about their issues and never did. If they supported Trump because he is a fighter, it seems clear that he is not fighting for their positions. He does not really respect them. He was just using them to get the nomination.
The social and cultural issues that drive many religious voters, including same-sex marriage and abortion, have been cast aside by a candidate who seems to have little interest in fighting the culture wars.