Poll: Clinton Leads Trump 61-19 Among Jewish Voters
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading Republican nominee Donald Trump by 42 points in a 4-way race among Jewish voters, a new poll released on Tuesday showed.
According to the telephone-only poll of 1,002 Jews, conducted by the research company SSRS for the American Jewish Committee (AJC), Clinton is supported by 61 percent of Jewish voters, while Trump is supported by only 19 percent.
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is supported by 6 percent of Jewish voters.
In the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama won 70 percent of the Jewish vote, and 74 percent in 2008. The last time a Republican presidential nominee got 19 percent of the Jewish vote was in 2000. Mitt Romney got 31% of the Jewish vote in 2012.
The poll also shows a majority of Jewish voters think Clinton would be better than Trump in strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship (57 percent vs. 22 percent) and dealing effectively with Iran (58 percent vs.19 percent).
On the state of U.S.-Israel relations today, 16 percent of respondents said they consider the relationship “very good,” while 57 percent say it is “fairly good.” Twenty-five percent consider the U.S.-Israel relationship to be fairly/very poor.
Among Jewish voters who identify themselves as Republicans, 55 percent consider the relationship very/fairly good, while 44 think it has become fairly/very poor. A whopping 82 percent of Jewish Democrats consider the relationship as good, including 19 percent who think it is “very good.” Only 16 percent said it’s fairly/very poor.