New Poll: 15% of Jewish Voters Have Disabilities That Limit Their Participation in Politics or Voting

WASHINGTON – With less than two months until the pivotal midterm elections, a new poll of Jewish voters finds that 43% of Jewish voters report that they, a family member, or close friend have a physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, chronic pain or another condition that is a

barrier to everyday living and that of those who personally report such disabilities.  Among Jewish voters who have a disability, 15% say that their disability limits their participation in politics or voting.

The national survey of 800 Jewish voters conducted by GBAO Strategies on behalf of the non-partisan Jewish Electorate Institute (JEI) was conducted online between August 25 and September 1.

The poll found that disabilities can limit accessibility of voting and physical accessibility of campaign events, and that lack of captions on campaign videos and advertisements and lack of screen reader accessibility for campaign or election-related websites can limit the participation of some voters with disabilities.

To speak with pollster Jim Gerstein of GBAO Strategies or a representative of the Jewish Electorate Institute, please contact [email protected].