Regardless of Trump ‘outreach,’ new polls present Jews are sticking with Biden and Democrats as a lot as ever


The AJC ballot additionally requested about points:

For American Jewish voters, crucial difficulty in deciding for whom to forged a poll for president is the COVID-19 pandemic (26%), with others prioritizing well being care (17%), the economic system (13%), race relations (12%), crime (6%), overseas coverage (5%), or one other difficulty (20%).

The topline end result within the AJC survey is even stronger for Biden than that of two different current polls, though solely by just a few factors. A Pew Analysis Heart ballot got here in at 70%-27% in Biden’s favor, and one finished by Garin-Hart-Yang for the Jewish Voters Institute discovered American Jews favoring the Democrat by a 67%-30% margin.

The AJC ballot was the one one which separated Jewish voting preferences into classes, and so they discovered that each denomination of Jews, together with “secular Jews,” strongly favored Biden, with one exception. Orthodox Jews—who make up about 10% of the American Jewish inhabitants—help Trump 74%-18%. That is in step with scholarly analysis; I extremely advocate the current article by my fellow historian Joshua Shanes, wherein he detailed how Orthodox Jews within the U.S. have grow to be “deeply related with the Republican Get together typically and now Donald Trump particularly.” What happened within the streets of Brooklyn final week solely additional confirms this development.

However outdoors of this one small group, Trump’s outreach to American Jews has been an abject failure. Jewish voters have constantly been, after African People, the second most dependable ethno-cultural/non secular group for Democrats. In 2016, exit polling finished by J Avenue discovered Hillary Clinton defeated the Orange Julius Caesar amongst Jews, 70%-25%. J Avenue discovered that within the 2018 midterms, Jews most popular the Democratic candidate over the Republican by 76%-19%.

Nothing we’ve seen from the present occupant of the White Home goes to alter that in 2020.


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