Donald Trump struggles with Jewish voters despite pro-Israel record

Donald Trump struggles with Jewish voters despite pro-Israel record


His record on Israel is so strong that radio host Mark Levin once called him “the first Jewish president,” but President Trump has yet to feel the love from the Jewish electorate.

A Pew Research Center poll released this week showed that 70% of registered Jewish voters support Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden over Mr. Trump, who was the choice of 27% — slightly more than the 24% who backed him in 2016.

That barely perceptible move of the needle comes even as the Democratic Party’s progressive wing continues to trend away from Israel and toward Palestinian causes, led by rising stars such as Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, while Mr. Trump has time and again aligned himself with Jerusalem.

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As far as Jewish Republicans are concerned, it shouldn’t be a close call. “President Trump has been the most pro-Jewish president in history,” said Neil Strauss, communications director of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

In fact, Mr. Trump

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