A new poll of Jewish voters has found that former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump, 67% to 30%. However, Trump’s showing among Jewish voters is among the highest for recent Republican presidential candidates.
The poll, published by the non-partisan Jewish Electorate Institute, and conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Associates, surveyed 880 likely voters online from Sep. 2 to Sep. 7, and has a margin of error of 3.5%.
The results reflect the overwhelmingly liberal political convictions of the Jewish electorate, which have not changed for generations. The last Republican to win the Jewish vote was Warren H. Harding, a century ago.
The turning point is commonly thought to be the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. However, past estimates of Jewish support for Republican candidates suggest that the real shift came during the administration of Calvin Coolidge, when the country passed new restrictions on immigration in 1924 that left many Jews