New Poll: Jewish Americans Will Overwhelmingly Vote for Any of the Leading Democratic Candidates Over President Trump

New Poll: Jewish Americans Will Overwhelmingly Vote for Any of the Leading Democratic Candidates Over
President Trump

Jewish voters feel less secure and blame Trump for rise of anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON – A new poll shows that Jewish Americans will overwhelmingly vote for any of the six leading Democratic candidates in head-to-head matchups against President Donald Trump, with 68% of Jewish voters saying they disapprove of the president.

The poll, conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group on behalf of the non-partisan Jewish Electorate Institute last week, also found that 71% of Jewish voters disapprove of President Trump’s handling of anti-Semitism and white nationalism, and 56% believe he is at least partially to blame for targeted attacks on synagogues.

In head-to-head matchups against Trump, Jewish voters support all the Democratic candidates by more than a 2:1 margin, with very little difference in Jewish support for any of the Democratic candidates in a match-up against Trump:

  • Biden 67-31
  • Bloomberg 67-28
  • Buttigieg 69-31
  • Klobuchar 66-30
  • Sanders 65-30
  • Warren 65-32

More key findings include:

  • 68% of Jewish voters feel that American Jews are less secure than two years ago;
  • 65% of Jewish voters identify as Democrats and 25% identify as Republicans; and
  • Jewish voters prioritize domestic policy issues over Israel when asked which issues are most important when selecting a candidate, even while 91% identify as “pro-Israel.”

Full poll results are available on JEI’s website:

“This poll shows us that the partisan breakdown of the Jewish vote has remained largely unchanged throughout the time that President Trump has been in office. While Jewish voters have differing opinions about the major Democratic candidates, the poll demonstrates that they will overwhelmingly support any of the current Democratic candidates over President Trump at nearly equal levels, and that Israel is not driving the Jewish vote,” said Frederick Yang, founding principal of Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group.

To speak with Fred Yang or additional spokespeople about the implications of the poll, please contact [email protected]

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