Poll: 83% of Orthodox Jews Support Donald Trump; 13% Support Joe Biden

Israeli and American flag on Jerusalem wall (Ahmad Gharabli / AFP / Getty)
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A new poll by Ami Magazine reveals that 83% of Orthodox Jews would vote to re-elect President Donald Trump, versus 13% who would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, if the election were held today.

There was striking unanimity among younger voters: 100% of those aged 18 to 20 supported Trump. Among those over 65, the proportion dropped to 59%.

The poll also showed that 76% believe that President Trump receives “mostly unfair” coverage from the mainstream media. Moreover, 87% said they would feel “more safe” in “the presence of armed and trained congregants” attending services to prevent attacks.

On the coronavirus pandemic, a plurality (37%) said that the threat is real but that government guidelines were “excessive,” while 32% said that “everyone should follow the government guidelines.”

The poll included 1,000 respondents in 22 states. The margin of error was 3.1% at a 95% confidence level.

A recent Jerusalem Post poll found that 63% of Israelis prefer that Americans vote for Trump, versus 19% for Biden.

Enthusiasm is high for Trump in Israel, which has even named a town for the president, following his achievements for the U.S.-Israel relationship, fulfilling the many promises he made in his 2016 presidential campaign.

However, most American Jews are liberal and vote Democratic. A recent poll of the overall Jewish community found that Biden led Trump, 67% to 30% — though Trump’s showing was tied for the highest among recent Republican candidates.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is The Trumpian Virtues: The Lessons and Legacy of Donald Trump’s Presidency. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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