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March 19, 2017 12:52 pm
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Gallup Poll: 31% Approval Rating for Trump Among American Jews, 11 Percent Below National Average

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President Trump during his first Cabinet meeting. Photo: Twitter.

Thirty-one percent of American Jews approve of US President Donald Trump’s performance in office so far — 11 percentage points below his overall average of 42% — according to a Gallup poll released on Friday.

Calling this a “below-average rating,” the authors of the survey said that it was to be expected, as Americans tend to rate their president along party lines, and 64% of Jews in the US “identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party,” while 29% have Republican sympathies.

According to Gallup, Trump’s overall approval rating among Republicans is at 84%, as compared with 10% of Democrats.

The authors of the survey also stated that in the last year of his administration, President Barack Obama’s approval rating among Jews was 65% — 13 points above the national average of 52%.

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They concluded that in the two months since Trump’s inauguration, both Jewish Democrats’ and Jewish Republicans’ ratings of him reflect those of their non-Jewish counterparts in both parties.

As The Algemeiner reported on Election Day in November, a New York Times exit poll indicated that 71% of American Jews voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, while only 24% backed Trump.

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