Poll: Trump weathers Stormy Daniels saga with white evangelicals

The president experienced a brief dip in support — a 14-point slide in net approval, from 42 points to 28 points — in the week after The Wall Street Journal broke the story of his alleged 2006 relationship with Stormy Daniels. The outlet reported Jan. 12 that in the waning days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump attorney Michael Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, as part of a non-disclosure agreement.

The slide in Trump’s white evangelical support proved fleeting. That bloc of the religious right, which has for decades held the self-proclaimed mantle of “values voters” and which hammered former President Bill Clinton (D) for his alleged and confirmed extramarital indiscretions with women, flocked back to Trump in short order.