Michele Bachmann is giving Donald Trump's campaign evangelical advice


Michele Bachmann is giving Donald Trump advice as he runs for president.

The former U.S. representative from Minnesota is one of 25 people on Trump's newly announced group of evangelical advisors, Huffington Post reports.

Bachmann and co. are there to "help the presumptive GOP nominee get his message through to evangelical voters," the Huffington Post writes.

According to Politico, they'll meet regularly – they were also not asked to officially endorse Trump to be on the advisory group. There's also a Faith and Cultural Advisory Committee that will be announced later this month, Religion News Service says.

The Atlantic says Trump met Tuesday with about 1,000 people in New York City, most of them evangelicals, to try to win their vote. The story though notes a lot of conservative Christian voters are still dubious, however.

Why evangelicals?

Well they're a huge chunk of the American population, The Guardian reports. (Pew recently pegged it at about 80 million evangelical Protestants in the U.S.) And they've traditionally been really important when Republican candidates win, dating back to Ronald Reagan, the news publication says.

Pew Research referred to evangelicals as "among the most reliably Republican religious constituencies in the electorate."

When Pew did a look at religion and the presidential election in January, it found about half of white evangelical Protestant voters believed Trump would be a "good" or "great" president – but on the flip side, about 30 percent said he'd make a "poor" or "terrible" president.

Though a survey by Barna Group actually found evangelicals are the least likely religious group to be engaged in the 2016 campaign so far.

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