Abortion foes test sway over first post-Roe GOP presidential field

As the March for Life gathers in Washington, D.C., for the second time since Roe v. Wade was reversed, Republicans appear poised to nominate a presidential candidate reluctant to impose new federal limits on abortion favored by leading anti-abortion groups.

Former President Donald Trump beat Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) by nearly 30 points in the Iowa caucuses earlier this week after repeatedly criticizing the Florida governor for signing a law banning abortions after six weeks in the Sunshine State.

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Evangelical Christians voted for Trump by an even bigger margin, according to entrance polls. This crucial socially conservative voting bloc gave Trump 53% of their votes to DeSantis’s 27% despite the latter repeatedly trying to make abortion a major issue in the Iowa race.

Only 11% listed abortion as their top voting
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