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July 1, 2016 3:06 am

Poll: Most American Voters Comfortable With Idea of Jewish Vice President

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The White House, pictured. A new poll showed that over 90 percent of voters would be comfortable with a Jewish vice president. Photo: Matt H. Wade / WikiCommons.

The results of a Quinnipiac University national poll, released on Wednesday, revealed that 92 percent of American voters would be comfortable with a Jewish vice president.

Quinnipiac asked respondents about six possible candidates: black, female, LGBT, Latino, Jewish or Muslim.

The 92% of respondents who said they would support a Jewish vice president were divided between those (74%) who would be “very comfortable” with the idea, and those (18%) who would be “somewhat comfortable.”

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Ninety-five percent of respondents said they would be comfortable with a black in the role; 92% with a woman; and 90% with a Latino. Only 73% said they would be comfortable with a member of the LGBT community, and 56% with a Muslim.

The political party of each respondent was also taken into consideration. Quinnipiac University’s findings showed that Democrats were much more accepting of all of the possible vice presidential picks than others, though even among Democrats, there was a drop for a potential LGBT or Muslim candidate. Democrats were also the only ones who said they felt “very comfortable” with a Jewish vice president over a Latino one. Independents, for the most part, reflected the survey’s overall results.

From June 21 – 27, 1,610 registered voters were surveyed nationwide, with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points.

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