75% of US Jews voting for Biden in US presidential election

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AJC poll shows just 22 percent of US Jews intend to vote to re-elect President Donald Trump

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden appears by video feed at start of the all virtual 2020 Democratic Convention hosted from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17, 2020 (photo credit: 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION/POOL VIA REUTERS)

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden appears by video feed at start of the all virtual 2020 Democratic Convention hosted from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17, 2020

(photo credit: 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION/POOL VIA REUTERS)

Fully three quarters of US Jews intend to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the US presidential election, in which voting has already started.

According to a poll commissioned by the American Jewish Committee, 75 percent of those polled said they were voting for Biden, the former vice president under former President Barack Obama, and just 22% said they were voting for incumbent president Donald Trump.

Trump’s approval rating amongst US Jews was similar, with 22% saying they think Trump has taken the US in a good direction, compared to 77% who disagreed.

The poll was conducted by the SSRS company on a sample of 1,334 US Jews above the age of 18 between Sept. 9 and Oct.4 with a margin of error of 4.2%.

Respondents to the poll rated the COVID-19 pandemic as the most important factor in the decision to vote for in the election, followed by the candidates’ health care plans, the economy, inter-societal relations, crime, and foreign affairs.

And around three quarters of respondents said that Biden would deal with major issues facing the country better than Trump, apart from “strengthening US – Israel relations” where only 54% of respondents said Biden would be better, compared to 42% saying Trump would do better.

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