Trump Slightly Improves Standing Among New York Jews

Donald Trump has slightly improved his standing among Jewish voters as polls indicate a close race between the presumptive Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton in the fall.

According to this month’s Siena Research poll, published on Tuesday, 24 percent of Jewish voters in New York view Trump favorably, while 74 continue to have an unfavorable view of him. But the numbers are slightly better than last month’s 19/77 favorable/unfavorable rating.

Clinton is viewed favorably by 53 percent of Jewish voters and unfavorably by 44 percent, down from 57/42 in April. Clinton also leads Trump 55 to 29 percent in a head-to-head matchup among Jewish voters, down from a 62-23 percentage point margin last month.

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.

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