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June 12, 2015 4:24 pm

US Jews Feel More Warmly About Netanyahu Than Obama, Poll Finds

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President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – American Jews feel more warmly about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than U.S. President Barack Obama, a new poll says.

In the poll, commissioned by the left-wing J Street lobby, respondents were asked to quantify their feelings about the two leaders on a scale of 1-100, “with 100 meaning a very warm, favorable feeling; 0 meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling.” Netanyahu’s rating was 56 and Obama scored 49. Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton got a 49 and Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida who is expected to launch a presidential bid, received a 28.

Jews feel closer to the Democratic Party—which received a rating of 49—than to the GOP, which got a 29, according to the poll.

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