Nov. 10, 2016 | Tamara Zieve
Jewish voters are firmly on the progressive side of the national divide with a 70% to 25% Democrat-to-Republican margin.
A landslide majority of Florida’s Jews voted for Hillary Clinton, largely reflecting the same political beliefs as Jews across the rest of the country, an election night poll revealed on Wednesday. Jewish voters in the key swing state, who comprise 5% of the voter population, chose Clinton by a 40-point margin, according to a survey conducted by GBA Strategies and released by J Street.
With 68% of Jews voting Clinton and 28% voting Trump, the results were comparable to those four years ago, when 68% voted for President Barack Obama against 31% for Mitt Romney.
J Street released two polls, one for Jewish voters in Florida and one for Jewish voters nationwide. The latter found that in keeping with historical trends, Jewish voters are firmly on the progressive side of the national divide with a 70% to 25% Democrat-to-Republican margin. Five percent opted for independent candidates.