The Jewish Vote

JStreetPAC’s work in the 2016 election cycle demonstrates the political space that exists for a Middle East policy that puts diplomacy first – even in a challenging electoral environment.

Election 2016 National Survey of American Jewish Voters

Poll Results

Poll Memo

Powerpoint Presentation


Policy Memo

Election 2016 National Survey of Floridian Jewish Voters

Florida Poll Results



Previous years’ surveys:


Political Views

Jewish Americans in Florida and nationwide remained overwhelmingly supportive of the Democratic Party.

American Jewish party choice for Congress

Choice for President

Floridian Jewish voters closely tracked with the national results, supporting Hillary Clinton 68% to Trump’s 28%.

Top two priority voting issues

Election Issue 1 Percentage Issue 2 Percentage
2016 The economy 35% Healthcare, ISIS & terrorism (tie) 27%
2014 The economy 44% Healthcare 31%
2012 The economy 53% Healthcare 32%
2010 The economy 62% Healthcare 31%

Percentage choosing Israel as one of their top two voting issues

Year National Florida
2016 9% 8%
2014 8%
2012 10% 14%
2010 7%

Floridian Jews Oppose Donald Trump’s Muslim ban

Do you think the US should temporarily ban Muslims from other countries from entering the United States, or not?

Views on the Iran deal

Even after millions of dollars in attack ads that spread misinformation about the nuclear agreement with Iran, American Jews remain supportive of the deal.

Do you support or oppose the agreement that the United States and other countries made one year ago to lift economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for Iran dismantling its nuclear weapons program and allowing international inspectors to monitor Iran’s facilities?

Views on Israel & the US-Israel relationship

Support for American leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Do you support or oppose the United States playing an active role in helping the parties to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict?

Support for the two-state solution

Do you agree or disagree with this statement? “I support a two-state solution that declares an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, resulting in all Arab countries establishing full diplomatic ties with Israel and creating an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.”

Opposition to unbridled settlement expansion

Based on what you know about Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which of the following statements comes closest to your own point of view:

23%: Israel should suspend all construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank

50%: Israel should suspend construction of Israeli settlements that are outside the core settlement blocs, but continue construction in areas that are already developed:

22%: Israel should build Israeli settlements in any area of the West Bank that it wants

Support for a balanced United Nations Resolution

As you may know, the United Nations Security Council is considering a resolution that calls on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises, and outlines the steps that both parties must take to reach a peace agreement. Do you think the US should support, abstain from, or veto this resolution?