Most Americans disagreed with President Donald Trump’s assertion last week that Jewish Americans that vote for Democrats are “disloyal” to the State of Israel, according to a new poll by Morning Consult and Politico.
According to the poll, 59% of voters disapproved of Trump’s remarks, including 86% of Democrats and 56% of independents. Republicans approved of his remarks by a 2-to-1 margin, 51 percent versus 25 percent.
Last week, 72% of Jewish voters disapproved of Trump’s job performance, statistically unchanged from July. Some 62% of Jewish voters “strongly” disapprove of Trump, while 79% of Jewish Republicans approve.
“I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump told reporters last week, in response to a question about an Aug. 19 news conference in which Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) criticized the Israeli government’s decision to bar them from entering the country in their capacity as members of Congress.
The August 23-25 poll had a sample size of 1,987 registered voters, with a margin of error of +/-2%.