Are Jews abandoning the Democratic Party? - poll

Before Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar made her comments questioning United States support for the Jewish State, about 50% of Jewish Americans identified as Democrat, according to Gallup polling.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 15, 2019 03:19
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Before Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar made her comments questioning United States support for the Jewish State, about 50% of Jewish Americans identified as Democrat, according to Gallup polling. 

In contrast, only 16% said they were Republican.
Will Omar’s comments and US President Donald Trump’s subsequent remarks that Jews are abandoning the Democratic Party drive a wedge between the Jews and the blue party?


Gallup reports that it is too soon to know, but Gallup trends suggest that the potential is there.


In 2008, 55% of Jewish Americans identified as Democrats, compared with the current 52%, Gallup reports. 


But that does not mean the Jews will support Trump; only 26% of Jews polled in 2018 approved of the president, the lowest of all religious groups.


Results for the Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted in 2018, on the Gallup U.S. Poll, with a random sample of 75,669 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The margin of sampling error is ±1 percentage point at the 95% confidence level. For results based on the total sample of 938 Jewish Americans, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.


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