Poll: U.S. Jews Overwhelmingly Backed Democrats in Midterms

Yonat Shimron of Religion News Service reports, “Jews across the country voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates — 74% to 25%, according to a new exit poll of 800 registered Jewish voters sponsored by the pro-Israel group J Street.” The poll found that concern for democracy was the largest motivating factor for Jewish voters, closely followed by abortion. Many Jewish voters also reported concerns about antisemitism as instrumental in their decision. Jim Gerstein, the founding partner of GBAO Strategies which conducted the poll, said, “There is a new element of the Jewish vote that takes place in the aftermath of Charlottesville and Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the high-profile antisemitism taking place in the country right now.”

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