Gallup Poll Reveals Significant Number of American Jews Shifting to GOP



A new Gallup poll has found that 29 percent of Jewish Americans identified as Republicans or leaned towards the GOP in 2014, up from 22 percent in 2008.

Meanwhile, support for Democrats among Jews dropped to 61 percent between 2008 and 2014, down 10 percent.

Jewish Americans’ political leanings vary significantly by religiosity, gender and education, Gallup noted. The poll also discovered that highly religious and Jewish men are more likely to be Republican than less observant Jews and Jewish women. Jews with lower levels of education are also more likely to be Republicans than those with more education.

The poll results were based on 2014 Gallup Daily tracking interviews with a random sample of 4,116 Americans who identified their religion as Jewish. Telephone interviews were conducted from Jan. 2 to Dec. 30, 2014. People questioned were aged 18 and older, and lived in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) said the poll’s findings prove that the GOP continues to make progress with Jewish voters.

“Republicans have gained support in the Jewish community in five of the last six national elections,” the group said in a released statement on Wednesday. “The RJC has worked over past election cycles to increase Jewish support for Republicans, helping Mitt Romney get 31 percent of the Jewish vote up from 22 percent in 2008. We are encouraged by the trend and the continued inroads the GOP is making with the Jewish community.”

The Algemeiner Journal

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  1. I have been a registered Republican in the past and presently a registered Conservative. I dont understand how a Jew can be a Democrat in our day. The values of the Democratic party are consistently counter to Jewish values.

  2. What do you mean by lower education level? learning Gemara is much more education and gives a much sharper way of thinking independently not like the so called college education where the professors brain wash you to their agenda at any given time a yeshiva Bachur can compete with any any college grade on analyzing any situation or making a better decisions based on facts

  3. Yeshiva is education religious Jews constantly continue their Education even being in the business world.

    Maybe it should state less college & university education (= less leftwing brainwashing.)

  4. I have been a registered Republican ever since the anti-Semitic Jimmy Carter was in the White House.

    Agreed that the warped values of today’s leftist Democrat Party — pro-Hamas, anti-family, anti-marriage, anti (non-Islamic) religion, anti-police etc. — are totally counter to frumme yidden.

    BTW — Democrats want you to think that it is only they that champion social justice. Anyone that falls for that one has lots of work to do!

  5. #3 please don’t be sensitive. Your point is well taken. Please bear in mind that this poll was taken by the good folks at Gallup who know very little about our Yeshiva system.

    Regarding the leftist brainwashing that takes place in academia: many students recover quite quickly when they reenter the real world. Only the professors who dwell permanently in the ivory towers remain loyal to Marx and Engels.

    Let’s enjoy the good news and hope the trend continues.