Nine in 10 Orthodox Jews support President Donald Trump, according to a new survey.
AMI Magazine reported it polled more than 700 Orthodox Jews, finding that the president has an 89 percent approval rating. Only five percent disapproved and six percent said they were undecided.
“According to a survey conducted by the American Jewish Committee, 54 percent of Orthodox Jews said that they voted for Trump in 2016. One year into his presidency, 71 percent of Orthodox Jews supported him, and that was before he commuted the sentence of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” the magazine said.
But his support among the group has only expanded.
“Then in 2018, in a Tri-State-area poll commissioned by Ami Magazine, 82 percent of respondents said that they would vote for Trump in 2020. And as this year’s Ami poll reveals, support for the president has now hit a whopping 89 percent. What this upward trajectory makes abundantly clear is that more and more Orthodox Jews are fans of the 45th president of the United States,” AMI wrote.
President Trump highlighted his strong approval rate among Orthodox Jews in a tweet on Wednesday.
As a whole, the Jewish community tends to vote for Democrats. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency said that more than 75 percent of Jewish voters supported Democrats in 2018 and about 70 percent voted for Hillary Clinton.
The AMI poll came on the same day Trump signed an executive order to cut federal funding to universities and colleges that don’t curb anti-Semitism.
Trump’s new order is aimed at the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and it invoked Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to Fox News.
“This is my message to universities,” Trump said at White House. “If you want to accept the tremendous amount of federal funding you get every year, you must reject anti-Semitism.”