Influential radio show host Steve Deace says he will quit his job if Donald Trump carries the evangelical vote in the Iowa Caucus.
“If Donald Trump gets 32% of the evangelical vote in Iowa on Feb. 1 I will quit my job,” Deace tweeted on Thursday, responding to someone who referenced a poll. “Not happening.”
Deace, a prominent Iowan conservative, has previously endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the GOP primary.
“In my view, he’s what we’ve been waiting for,” Deace said. “He’s an end to the false choice between principles and electability.”
A Monmouth University poll released Aug. 31 found that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson holds the edge in the Hawkeye State among evangelicals with 29 percent support, compared to Trump’s 23 percent support.