What happens when Israel is your lowest priority?
Jonathan S. Tobin
A new poll shows that Jews are overwhelmingly against Trump. But it also hints at a coming demographic shift that may eventually change the math.
“Israel is the lowest policy priority for Jewish voters," far below concerns about Medicare and Social Security, health care, gun control, abortion, the Supreme Court, education, taxes and immigration, among others.
: In general, "older voters are more conservative and inclined to support Trump. However, in the Jewish population, it’s the reverse: Even among the non-Orthodox, older Jews are more against the president than the young."
"Trump’s levels of support among Jewish millenials and those under 30 are significantly higher than among those who are older, even if those that back him are still a clear minority."
“Only 28% of the American Jews polled say that support for Israel is one of the most important issues that determine how they vote. That puts it on the bottom of a list of issues presented to them.”