NY Poll: Jewish Voters Overwhelmingly View Trump Negatively
NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton’s New York primary win and her campaign’s outreach effort to the Empire State’s Jewish community has only done well for her image as she readies for a general election face-off with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
According to this month’s Siena Research poll, published on Tuesday, Clinton leads Trump 56 to 30 percent in a head-to-head matchup in the fall. Her lead over Trump is larger among Jewish voters in the state – 62 percent vs. 23 percent.
In 2012, President Barack Obama beat Republican Mitt Romney among Jewish voters in New York by a 52-41 percentage point margin, according to the RJC’s exit poll.
Trump’s image among Jewish voters is underwater by 58 percent. Only 19 percent view the father of Ivanka Trump and former Grand Marshal at the Israel Day Parade favorably. A whopping 77 percent have an unfavorable view of him.
Clinton is viewed favorably by 57 percent of Jewish voters and unfavorably by 42 percent. In February, Clinton had a 16-point negative rating (37/53 favorable/unfavorable).
New York is not expected to be in play in the general election. But if these numbers are any indication of Trump’s popularity among Jewish voters, the results in battleground states like Florida and Ohio, in which Jewish voters played a role in putting Obama over the top, will likely give Clinton a resounding victory in the fall.
Trump boasted that he has “many Jewish friends” in a meeting with members of the Jewish media at Trump Tower last month. “I’ve always been your friend, even at the toughest moments. And that’s not going to change,” Trump told Israel Hayom earlier this year.