Exit Poll: Jewish Vote Goes 70-25 For Clinton

Hillary Clinton outperformed President Obama’s share of the Jewish in Tuesday’s presidential election, winning the support of 70 percent of Jewish voters, according to a national exit poll released on Wednesday.

According to the poll, conducted by Jim Gerstein from GBA Strategies and sponsored by J Street, 70 percent of Jewish voters across the nation voted for Clinton, while 25 percent voted for President-elect Donald Trump.

The exit poll indicated that almost half of Trump’s voters cast their vote against Clinton, while as many as 68 percent of Clinton’s supporters voted for her rather than against her opponent.

A similar poll conducted for the NY Times as polls closed showed the Jewish vote going for Clinton 71 to 24 percent.

In Florida, the J Street poll showed, Jewish voters chose Clinton by a 40 point margin (68 to 28 percent), which is comparable to President Obama’s 68 to 31 percent margin in 2012.

A poll released by the same firm in August showed Clinton with 66 percent of support among Jewish voters in Florida, while Trump was supported by 23 percent.

Both campaigns invested in outreach to Jewish voters in the last month of the presidential election. Trump appointed a Jewish outreach director to campaign for him in the Jewish community and sent his daughter,  Ivanka Trump, for a campaign event at The Shul in South Florida. The Clinton campaign deployed President Bill Clinton and Senator Joe Lieberman to campaign on Hillary’s behalf, while an NJDC super PAC “Jews for Progress” targeted over  100,000 Jewish households in Florida with mail, robocalls, and video productions.

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