Majority of New York Jews to vote for Trump: poll

A staggering 53% of Jewish voters in New York state plan on voting for former President Donald Trump in the November election, a new Siena College poll found. 

Just 44% of the Chosen People in the deep-blue state will back President Joe Biden in the race, according to the survey, which polled 65 Jews out of 806 total voters.

The spike in New York Jewish voters backing Trump has come in the wake of the murderous Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel, with antisemitic hate crimes and anti-Israel protests surging in New York City. 

President Joe Biden sitting next to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Just 44% of New York Jewish voters plan on backing Biden in the November race. AFP via Getty Images

President Biden, meanwhile, has lashed out at Israel in its war against Hamas while the Democratic Party has come under fire for tolerating far-left lawmakers in its ranks who sympathize with terrorists, according to Democratic political consultant Hank Sheinkopf.

“The 11th commandment for Jews is ‘Thou shall vote Democrat.’ Now there’s a 12th commandment: ‘Maybe you should be a Republican, darling,’” Sheinkopf quipped.

The latest polls demonstrate a shift in the New York Jewish vote that is a “clear trend, long in the making,” Sam Markstein, national political director for the Republican Jewish Coalition, wrote on X.

Markstein cited Lee Zeldin’s failed 2022 gubernatorial race, with the former Long Island Representative receiving 46% of the Jewish vote after campaigning on defending yeshivas amid heightened scrutiny and bashing the state’s criminal justice reform laws.   

A Trump supporter smiling while holding flags of the U.S. and Israel
Jews nationwide have long been a reliable voting bloc for the Democratic Party. REUTERS

New York Jews suddenly swinging for Republicans isn’t enough for a Trump victory though, according to the poll, which was released this week and had a margin of error of 4.2%. It found Biden trouncing the former president in the state 48% to 36%.

Jews nationwide have long been a reliable voting bloc for the Democratic Party, with 71% on average casting their ballots for Democrats in presidential elections since 1968, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.

Only 30% of Jews nationwide cast their ballot for Trump in the 2020 presidential election, while a mere 24% voted for him in his 2016 win over Hillary Clinton. 

Written by SaleemBaloch

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