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April 12, 2015 12:18 pm

Obama’s Approval Among US Jews Down 23 Percentage Points Since 2009

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Jewish support for Obama is dropping, according to a recent poll. American Jews’ approval of President Barack Obama has dropped 23 percentage points since 2009, and the gap between Jewish approval and general American approval of Obama—which has been marked by higher Jewish approval—is narrowing, a new Gallup poll found.

The survey revealed that in the first quarter of this year, 54 percent of American Jews approve of Obama’s job performance, compared with 46 percent of all Americans. The gap of eight percentage points between those numbers is lower than what Gallup called a 13-point gap over the course of Obama’s presidency. American Jewish approval of Obama peaked at 77 percent in 2009, according to Gallup’s figures.

The new data comes against the backdrop of skepticism over the recently reached framework nuclear deal between Iran and a group of negotiating partners that includes the Obama administration, as well as the administration’s increased rhetoric against the views of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since he was re-elected last month.

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  • Rick Miller

    A little history: Nixon, Reagan & Bushes 41 & 43 all stood behind Israel. Carter brought us Khomeni and recognized Arafat. Clinton fought hard for so-called Palestinian statehood. Obama is anti-Israel and pro Islam in all its forms.

    The lesson: Democrats have never lifted a finger for Israel and never will.


      Truman lifted more than a finger for Israel, but he was an exceptional man.

    • Eliot Schickler

      Bush 41 was NOT pro-Israel! He wasn’t as bad as Obama and Carter! Bush 43 was the best and Clinton was OK!

    Palestinian Garbage Truck
    Take a good look at one of the reasons Israeli planes have so much trouble finding the source of the rockets and missiles.

    For all who believe the stories and propaganda about Israel’s attacks on civilian targets.


    This is a captured Palestinian garbage truck from Gaza.
    The truck is set up to fire 9 Kasem rockets and then drive off innocently.
    The note pasted on the drivers door says In case of traffic violations, please contact The Palestinian Authority.
    The Israelis have evidence of ambulances and emergency vehicles set up the same way.
    Doesn’t it make you all “warm and fuzzy” that we just gave the Palestinians $400 million dollars from our US taxes? Just think how many more garbage trucks, emergency vehicles and rockets they can buy with $400 million dollars.

  • glenda urmacher

    8 years ago the writing was on the wall before he was elected.
    this democrat would NOT vote for anyone whose middle name is hussein.
    that said it all, and I can’t be the only smart American Jew.
    I have voted twice republican in my life, guess which 2 times?
    Hello people, when are you going to wake up,and recognize the enemy.
    And you don;t negotiate with them.
    You kill them, where they live, and don’t give them free access to our country, universities and our females!!!
    The criminals of 9/11 were American schooled.
    Nice use of our tax dollars, n”est pas?
    We are so stupid, it is pathetic.

  • Do you want prevent nuclear terror? Do you care about you children and your family’s future? Vote for nuclear free Iran.
    A terrorist state must not be permitted to possess nuclear capability.
    Iran already controls; Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, Gaza, etc. how much more before we stop them from devouring the Middle East and more.
    When Israel takes defensive action for its survival. Israel would rather be condemned for its actions as a live Israel than eulogized as a dead Israel.

    YJ Draiman

  • martin


  • Ivan Gur-Arie


  • Reform School

    IF Gallup’s poll numbers can be trusted, as university graduates America’s Jews are similarly more indoctrinated than its population at large. Like their European grand parents, Dumb Jews STILL line up for free trips to camp!

  • Abu Nudnik

    He’s taking a very tortured and winding route toward Tikkun Olam. I think he’s lost and besides, the directions were wrong from the get-go. The diagnosis has to be right and despite the patient not responding (to mix my metaphors), he continues to believe the illness lies where it doesn’t. Symptoms are not causes and not all bad things must be eradicated. Perfection should be sought in the arts and nowhere else. The result is tragedy.

  • That’s normal. I don’t know why any Jewish person stand by him. The only thing they so democrat they don’t want to see the truth. The president is bad for our country yjevUSA. Friendly with the Muslims . He think they special and the USA should be thankful for they existing. Right now in today’s history all the terrorist act coming from them. About Israel? He tryed to change a inside policy there. Didn’t succeed . Can’t stand Israel. Helping directly or indirectly the terrorist Muslims.

  • Lou VanDelman

    How can 54% of American Jews still approve of Hussein Obama ?
    What does he have to do to reduce this figure, – perhaps he can declare war against Israel and I’m sure that the number will not decline too much.

  • Robert Weintraub

    Although 54% Obama approval rate by American Jews is a significant change it is still much to high given Obama’s unprecedented assault on Israel.

  • Jeffery Saddlemire

    It’s obvious the American Jews aren’t the smartest people because they voted for Obama without even checking his track record to begin with. Now that it is to late they change their minds. Turn to God and it will be very clear.

  • jenny manly

    A vote for Hilary is the same as voting for Obama!

  • Atilla

    If the approval rating is 54%, that is proof that turkeys vote for Christmas.


  • Obama’s approval is still way to high as everyone has to be out of their mind that if Iran does get a nuclear bomb, that the US is not in danger. Yes Israel will probably be the first to be affected just by the rest of the world to be followed. Iran’s goal is only one and that is an Iran world domination, by forcing their religion on everyone.

  • sidney sands

    WE see here in the U.K the sad result of your President’s policy, the Loony Left in this country are our similar problem, claim to be not anti-Semitic, only blame Israel for all the worlds ills, we understand exactly what the situation is, envy and the fact that there is a Jewish Country again in the world, and it sticks in their throats.

  • Jews helped put 0bama in power – now they are trying to walk back out of the ovens. Israel is the ONLY safe place for Jews! Europe Jews must go home – to Israel!

  • Helen Frank

    It is about time the Jews od America realize that Obama is NOT a friend of the Jews, never has been..

  • TheAZCowBoy

    Jewish support is the last thing Obama wants from the genocisal ZioNazi Jews – and their ‘silent’ NY Jewish partners.

  • The Jews and Christians in America are hopefully waking up and realizing that Obama is a puppet of the most Evil banking Satanic Oligarchs who are only patriotic to the Golden calf and Mammon.
    They are traitors to humanity and should immediately be arrested and tried for crimes against humanity.With papaerclip they allowed a lot of Nazis to enter into America and continue their genocide against Humanity.

  • The Arab world has long had strong ties with the UK and USA. With Obama aligning the USA with Iran and the UK cutting back its armed forces, the Arab world will be more likely to begin an arms race to keep Iran from undermining the entire Middle East with its support for terrorism. Lifting sanctions on Iran while Iran poses a threat to the region — this is what Iran demands — would damage America’s role as the leader of the Free World.

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    It is beyond my understanding why any American–Jew or Gentile, African-American, black, brown, Native American, Asian, Latino(a)–would support this president who endeavours to seek rapprochement with America’s enemies and turns his back on America’s allies. In addition, the rhetoric emanating from the executive branch is absolutely unbecoming a professional, mature, respectful federal entity.

  • Jacqueline

    It’s about time the Jews woke up If they paid attention to he church Obama went to for 25 years they could have woke up sooner. Reverand wright preached anti-Semitism

  • Heather Kennedy

    With all due respect, I cannot understand how ANY American Jew (or, indeed, any other sensible person) could support Obama.

    From this end of the world (I’m writing from Australia) this President looks increasingly like one of the most dangerous people in positions of power today.

    Look at his years in the job & ask yourselves — along with the great Mark Steyn –if Obama were on the other side, what would he do differently?

    Tragically, as far as I can see, the answer is “Nothing at all”.

  • Robert B Geller

    What is truly amazing is that 54% of American Jews still support him.

  • Ephraim

    Well, that’s a start. I mean, one would expect Jews to not support our Antisemite-in-chief.

  • Michael Garfinkel

    If Obama bombed Tel Aviv, would his approval rating descend below fifty percent?

  • Scott

    Obama used US Jews to help himself get re-elected. You remember, “I’ve got your back”?
    This was just one of the now dozens of lies told by Barack Obama.


    Listen up! She will use the US Jewish community the same way and then turn around and try and force Israel into a suicidal “two state” solution.

    REMEMBER: HRC was the first major US figure to call for a Palestinian State back in the early 1990’s……

    We do not need Obama III in 2017.

  • mistinguette

    Still too many blind, myopic, intelligence-free Jewish points. We used to pride ourselves on high intelligence and thinking ability. since the advent of the sickness called socialism and miasmic liberalism, Jewish IQ reflects a catastrophic fall in exact measure as their support of the worst president reflects.

    That after 6 colossally bad years,in every single measurable respect, foreign and domestic, economic and emotional, that any Jew who can count to six is still in the camp of the fruadulent, hatred-fomenting, avaricious and mean-spirited Israel hating hybrid thing in the White house is cause for many more years in intensive therapy and an major boost in medications for those so afflicted.

    It is beyond comprehension how those fevered Jews can so loathe themselves that they support such a crawling essence as has been destroying the fabric of this country and the warp and woofd of the known world with such alacrity.


    In June 2012, five Republican lawmakers (most prominently, Michele Bachmann) sent letters to the inspectors general at the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Defense, and State, asking that they investigate government “policies and activities that appear to be the result of influence operations conducted by individuals and organizations associated with the Muslim Brotherhood”—the ideological wellspring from which such terrorist outfits as al Qaeda and Hamas first emerged.[1] One letter, for instance, noted that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, her deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin, “has three family members … connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.” (In fact, Abedin herself spent 12 years working for for the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, a Saudi-based Islamic think tank whose agenda was—and remains to this day, as journalist Andrew C. McCarthy explains—”to grow an unassimilated, aggressive population of Islamic supremacists who will gradually but dramatically alter the character of the West.” For details about this agenda, click here.)

    While Bachmann was widely criticized and ridiculed for daring to suggest that Muslim Brotherhood elements had infiltrated the U.S. government, corroboration of her allegations came, in December 2012, from an unlikely quarter: Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, which asserted that six highly-placed Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators within the Obama administration had transformed the United States “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” (A translation of the article is available from the Investigative Project here.)

    According to the Investigative Project, “the six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships. These represent many of the individuals and groups about whom Bachmann had raised concerns.

    This section of Discover The Networks profiles these and other Islamists who have influenced, or have been appointed to positions within, the Obama administration. Also included in this section are a number of Islamists who have not officially been connected to the Obama administration, but who have had a significant influence on Obama’s thinking over the course of his life.

    Moreover, this section contains a link to a profile of the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF), which was established in 2008 by Abon’go Malik Obama, President Obama’s half-brother, a Kenyan-born Muslim with twelve wives. Abon’go Malik Obama is:
    – the overseer of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments;
    – the executive secretary of the Sudan-based Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), an organization primarily focused on expanding Wahhabist Islam on the African subcontinent; and
    – closely associated with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a jihadist tyrant responsible for the deaths of more than three million people, all in the name of Jihad and war against Christians.

    * Abedin, Huma: Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    * Abunimah, Ali: Vice president of the Arab American Action Network
    * Al-Hibri, Azizah: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
    * Al-Mansour, Khalid Abdullah Tariq: Patron of Obama during 1980s
    * Al-Marayati, Salam: Representative of the U.S. government at the annual Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe conference
    * Alikhan, Areef: Department of Homeland Security
    * Arab American Action Network: Received money from Woods Fund when Obama was board member of Woods Fund
    * Barack H. Obama Foundation: Headed by President Obama’s half-brother, who oversees the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments
    * Asbahi, Mazen: National Coordinator for Muslim American Affairs (during 2008 presidential campaign)
    * Elibiary, Mohamed: Homeland Security Advisory Council
    * Husaini, Minha: National Coordinator for Muslim American Affairs (during 2008 presidential campaign)
    * Hussain, Rashad: Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference
    * Khalidi, Rashid: Professor of Middle East Studies at Columbia University
    * Magid, Mohamed: Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Violent Extremism Working Group
    * Mattson, Ingrid: Invited by Obama advisor to work on the White House Council on Women and Girls
    * Mogahed, Dalia: Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
    * Obama, Abon’go Malik: the older half-brother of Barack Obama
    * Patel, Eboo: Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
    * Said, Edward: Professor and Arab activist who was keynote speaker at 1998 fundraiser attended by Obama
    * Shora, Kareem: Homeland Security Advisory Council
    * Shora, Nawar: Senior Advisor to the Civil Rights and Liberties Office of the Transportation Security Administration

    [1] To view copies of these letters, see the RESOURCES column on the right side of this page.

    The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration
    By Frank Gaffney
    September 14, 2012

    Our Government and the Muslim Brotherhood
    By Andrew C. McCarthy
    August 9, 2012

    Obama and Islam
    By Robert Spencer and David Horowitz

    Blind to Terror: The U.S. Government’s Disastrous Muslim Outreach Efforts and the Impact on U.S. Policy
    By Patrick Poole
    June 4, 2013

    A Red Carpet for Radicals at the White House
    By Steve Emerson and John Rossomando
    October 21, 2012
    Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration
    By John Rossomando
    January 3, 2013
    A Man and 6 of the Brotherhood in the White House!
    By Ahmed Shawki
    December 22, 2012

    State Dept. Recruits Muslim Foreign Service Officers at Jihadist Conf.
    By Judicial Watch
    January 30, 2013

    A Red Carpet for Radicals at the White House
    By Steve Emerson and John Rossomando
    October 21, 2012

    Radical Islamist Preacher Recently Met with Senior Obama Admin Officials at the White House
    By Billy Hallowell
    June 26, 2013


    Overview of Bachmann’s Assertions and the Left’s Attacks on Her
    By Discover The Networks


    * Letter to the Department of State
    * Letter to the Department of Defense
    * Letter to the Department of Homeland Security
    * Letter to the Department of Justice
    * Letter to the Director of National Intelligence

  • Yankel Gorokhofskij

    Jewish support for Obama and the Democrats is so troubling and suicidal. American Jews and politicians LOVE to vote against their own self-interest.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    It should be down 100% which is how dumb American Jews are.