Majority of American Jews support Biden in two polls

by | Jun 26, 2024 | Religion

(RNS) — Two recent polls of Jewish Americans show President Biden continues to draw on broad support, with each suggesting that more than 60% of U.S. Jews will likely vote for the Democratic incumbent over former President Donald Trump.The poll from the Jewish Electoral Institute of 800 Jewish Americans taken in April but released Wednesday (June 26) and the poll by the American Jewish Committee of 1,001 Jews taken in March and April and released last month both showed Biden with a commanding lead over Trump.
Both presidential candidates are facing off in the first debate of the presidential general election on Thursday (June 27).
Asked who they would vote for if the election were held today, 67% of U.S. Jews in the Jewish Electoral Institute poll said Biden, and 26% said Trump. In the AJC poll, 61% of U.S. Jews said they’d vote for Biden and 24% for Trump.
The polls are in keeping with decadeslong patterns in which American Jewish voters lean overwhelmingly toward the Democratic Party.
The two polls also asked U.S. Jews which presidential candidate would be better at combating antisemitism. Here, too, Biden was seen as better able to combat antisemitism. Twice as many American Jews selected him as the better choice to le …

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Both presidential candidates are facing off in the first debate of the presidential general election on Thursday (June 27).
Asked who they would vote for if the election were held today, 67% of U.S. Jews in the Jewish Electoral Institute poll said Biden, and 26% said Trump. In the AJC poll, 61% of U.S. Jews said they’d vote for Biden and 24% for Trump.
The polls are in keeping with decadeslong patterns in which American Jewish voters lean overwhelmingly toward the Democratic Party.
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