Ninety-one percent of Americans said they would vote for a presidential candidate who is Jewish, according to a new poll.


91% of Americans Would Back Jew for President

Ninety-one percent of Americans said they would vote for a presidential candidate who is Jewish, according to a new poll.

The Gallup poll of recent voting preferences released Monday showed that 73 percent of Americans would support an evangelical Christian for president, while 60 percent would back a Muslim and 58 percent an atheist.

The latest results on voting for a Jewish candidate matched those from June 2012. When the question about religion was first asked in 1937, less than half of Americans said they would vote for a Jewish candidate.

In addition to asking about religions, the poll, which was conducted via telephone interviews from June 2 to 7, asked the 1,527 participants aged 18 and older about their willingness to vote for gay or lesbian, African-American, Latino, female and socialist presidential candidates. Ninety-two percent said they would vote for an African-American and/or a woman and 74 percent a gay or lesbian. Forty-seven percent said they would consider voting for a socialist.

Both Democrats (92 percent) and Republicans (95 percent) expressed willingness to vote for a Jewish candidate, but they differed in their willingness to vote for candidates of various other faiths. Among Republicans, 84 percent said they would vote for an evangelical, compared to 66 percent of Democrats, and more Democrats were willing to vote for a Muslim (73 percent) than Republicans (45 percent). Some 64 percent of Democrats would vote for an atheist, compared to 45 percent of Republicans.

Considerably higher percentages of Democrats than Republicans — 85 percent compared to 61 percent — would vote for a gay or lesbian.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the only announced Jewish candidate in the 2016 presidential race. Although Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination, is independent, he has described himself as a democratic socialist and speaks out frequently against income inequality.

The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Respondents came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


  1. June 24, 2015 at 17:00

    I REPEAT! I would venture the opinion that 91% of the 91% who said they would back a Jew for president did so lest they be considered an Anti-Semite, a misnomer pejorative hate word created by non Semitic Ashkenazim Jews.
    There is not one candidate for the presidency who will do anything to save the endangered species of the Middle Class of America from extinction. The Middle Class of America is inexorably destined for extinction with the same certainty as was the Dodo… and for the same reasons the bird was so named by Portuguese sailors some 400 years ago.

  2. NobodysaysBOO said,

    June 24, 2015 at 18:02

    free comments?
    I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS there is no free commenta anymore
    test it OUT! NEVER read crap that do not allow free speech!

  3. June 24, 2015 at 18:03


  4. robertsgt40 said,

    June 25, 2015 at 21:30

    Awesome. That means Soros and Adelsen still have hope.

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