Poll: Israelis Favor Trump Over Biden for US President

A recent poll by the Israel Democracy Institute shows 43% of Jewish Israelis prefer Donald Trump as US President over Joe Biden, citing aligned policies with Israel's interests. The poll reveals a divide among Israelis based on political affiliation, with right-wing Israelis favoring Trump and left-wing Israelis supporting Biden.

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Poll: Israelis Favor Trump Over Biden for US President

Poll: Israelis Favor Trump Over Biden for US President

A recent poll, divide, preference conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute reveals that a significant proportion of Israelis prefer Donald Trump as President of the United States over Joe Biden, citing aligned policies with Israel's interests. The survey found that 43% of Jewish Israelis believe Trump would be a better president for Israel's interests, compared to 32% who think Biden has been better.

Why this matters: The preference for Trump among Israelis highlights the significance of US-Israel relations in shaping Middle Eastern politics and global diplomacy. As the 2024 US presidential election approaches, the alignment of candidates'policy with Israel's priorities will likely influence not only Israeli public opinion but also regional and international relations.

The poll results highlight a notable divide among Israelis based on their political affiliation. Left-wing Israelis tend to support President Biden, while right-wing Israelis lean towards favoring former President Trump. Among centrist Israelis, the preference tilts slightly towards Biden.

When broken down by demographics, the poll reveals that among Jewish respondents, Trump leads with 43% support, while Biden has 32% support. Interestingly, a significant majority (68%) of Arab respondents see no significant difference between the two candidates when it comes to Israel's interests.

The findings come amidst ongoing controversy surrounding President Biden's Israel policy. Critics from both sides of the political aisle have accused his administration of being too soft on Israel while also not taking a strong enough stance against Israel's actions in Gaza. Trump recently addressed his support for Israel at a speech in Wildwood, new Jersey, where he expressed backing for "Israel's right to win its war on terror" and criticized Biden's economy.

The Israel Democracy Institute poll underscores the significant preference for Trump among Israelis, particularly those who are right-leaning, likely due to his perceived strong support for Israel's interests during his presidency. As the 2024 US presidential election approaches, the alignment of the candidates' policies with Israel's priorities is poised to remain a key factor shaping Israeli public opinion.

Key Takeaways

  • 43% of Jewish Israelis prefer Trump as US President over Biden, citing aligned policies with Israel's interests.
  • Right-wing Israelis favor Trump, while left-wing Israelis support Biden, with centrists slightly favoring Biden.
  • 68% of Arab respondents see no significant difference between Trump and Biden on Israel's interests.
  • Trump's perceived strong support for Israel during his presidency contributes to his popularity among Israelis.
  • The 2024 US presidential election will likely be influenced by candidates' alignment with Israel's priorities.