Well, techically man did not come from a monkey. They share a common lineage somewhere along the line. Then the branch off happened, or that is what I was taught decades ago.
I think a Creator exists. I think evolution is the means IT used. I see no contradiction in evolution itself and the belief in a Creator. But of course this sort of Creator would not fit within the traditional Christian idea of God. And that presents the problem with some Christians. The evolution theory is kinda messy from a Christian point of view.
But there were always problems with the Creation Myth in Genesis. Cain killed Abel, and God banished him to the land of Nod. Where it says, he met his mate. So, unless he was breeding with regular apes, he found another human in Nod. Which means that other humans existed outside of Eden. Which makes the Creation Myth, is a myth indeed. Or an way of primitive man trying to understand his origins. I never had any problems with it myself, as I understand what was going on, or think I do anyways.
Politicians can believe in anything they want, as long as they don't want a Theocracy, with them at the head.