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Exit polls showed that up to 81 per cent of white Evangelicals voted for Trump (AP)

The meaning of Donald Trump

His breathtaking election victory has unleashed a dangerous new populism. But shrill denunciations are not the answer

Donald Trump campaigns at a Pennsylvania manufacturing company in August (AP)

In swing states where Romney lost, Trump’s economic programme had mass appeal

Donald Trump at a campaign rally earlier this month (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Democrats are reeling and the Republicans have a chance to reshape the Supreme Court. But things could still go badly

Donald Trump: in an age of economic uncertainty, he promises riches (Photo: AP)

Can Donald Trump win over Catholics?

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The hard-charging billionaire has revolutionised American politics while hardly spending a dime. But he is surprisingly elliptical about his Christian faith

Members of the LCWR on a march in Louisiana (Photo: Frank J Methe)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/04/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Republican challenger Rick Santorum is one of two Catholics among the frontrunners to take on Barack Obama in the US presidential elections in November (PA)

Why the GOP is banking on Catholics

The Republican Party used to be the preserve of Anglo-Saxon Protestants, says Tim Stanley, but it no longer shuns the Catholic ‘hordes’

Above: Republican candidates Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, New Gingrich and Rick Perry

Dennis Sewell says most US voters reject the theory because of claims that it makes God and Christian morality redundant