The Jewish Vote

Dig into the results from our 2018 Election Day poll of Jewish American voters.

Political Views

Jewish Americans nationwide remained overwhelmingly supportive of the Democratic Party.

American Jewish party choice for Congress

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Approval of Trump’s handling of his job as president

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Top two priority voting issues

Election Issue 1 Percentage Issue 2 Percentage
2018 Healthcare 43% Gun violence 28%
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
2018 4%
2016 9% 8%
2014 8%
2012 10% 14%
2010 7%

Views on Trump and anti-Semitism

Since President Trump's election, American Jews are more concerned about the rising tide of anti-Semitism.

Are you more concerned or less concerned about anti-Semitism since Donald Trump has been President?

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Thinking about the past few years, do you think anti-Semitism in the United States is increasing, decreasing, or about the same?

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How much do you think Donald Trump’s comments and policies are responsible for the recent shooting that took place at the synagogue in Pittsburgh?

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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?

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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.”

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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:

27%: Israel should suspend all construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank

49%: Israel should suspend construction of Israeli settlements that are outside the core settlement blocs, but continue construction in areas that are already developed:

23%: Israel should build Israeli settlements in any area of the West Bank that it wants

Stance on criticism of the Israeli government’s policies

Do you think someone can be critical of Israeli government policies and still be “pro-Israel”?

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Views on the Iran deal

Even after Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the JCPOA, American Jews remain supportive of the deal.

As you may know, President Trump withdrew the United States from the nuclear agreement that the United States made with Iran and five other countries. Do you support or oppose Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement?

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

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