President Joe Biden’s approval rating has dropped significantly among Jewish American voters, though he still retains high support from a majority of the Jewish electorate, which remains one of the most loyal constituencies of the Democratic Party.
Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reported Wednesday on the poll, which included 800 registered Jewish voters and had a 3.5% margin of error:
The good news for Joe Biden is that a majority of American Jews approve of the work he is doing. The bad news is that the number in a new poll, 63%, is a steep double-digit drop from last year.
A poll released Wednesday by the Jewish Electorate Institute, a group led by prominent Jewish Democrats, showed Biden’s approval rating had dropped by 80% in a poll conducted by the same organization last July. His disapproval rating this year is 37%, up from 20% last July.
Both surveys were conducted by GBAO Strategies. The Jewish Voters Institute put a positive spin on the numbers. “American Jews continue to support President Biden and the Democratic Party at higher levels than the general American voting population, a trend that looks set to continue in this year’s midterm elections and in the future” said the group’s chairman, Martin Frost, a former Democratic Jewish congressman from Texas.
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), which represents about 25-30% of Jews who vote for the GOP, released a statement hailing the “dramatic” drop in Biden’s numbers.
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:
President Biden’s numbers are down everywhere as his presidency is a resounding failure. From Afghanistan to Iran to China, Biden’s foreign policy has been nothing short of awful. At home, historically high inflation, rising crime, the destruction of America’s domestic energy capacity, and the botched response to the Covid pandemic have severely hurt American families. The Biden presidency has been a disaster for this country, and thoughtful Jewish voters are starting to realize it.
These results are particularly striking considering that the questions and order of questions in JEI’s poll are skewed to produce pro-Democratic results. When a reliable Democratic outfit releases a poll showing such an embarrassing drop in Jewish support for Democrats, you can imagine what an unbiased poll of the Jewish community would show.
This poll reinforces the current trend of Jewish voters abandoning Democrats and heading to the GOP. We saw this very strongly in the Jewish vote for President Donald Trump in 2020, when, according to network exit polls, Trump won 30.5% of the Jewish vote nationally and a historic 42% of the Jewish vote in Florida, a key battleground state. We expect this trend to continue mid-term, into the 2024 presidential election and beyond.
Support for President Biden has plummeted among the electorate as a whole, reaching just 33% approval in a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.
Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.