An overwhelming majority of American-Jewish voters are planning to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the upcoming U.S. election, according to a new Pew Research poll released on Tuesday.
Some 70% of U.S. Jews said that Biden, who is currently leading U.S. President Donald Trump by double digits in most national polls, is their preferred candidate ahead of the November 3 national vote.
According to Pew, the Jewish vote is expected to reflect the results of the 2016 presidential elections, in which 71% of American Jews voted for Hillary Clinton as opposed to only 25% for Trump.
In 2012 elections, the Republican candidate Mitt Romney pulled over 30% of the Jewish vote as opposed to 69% won by Barack Obama.
The survey results are a blow to Jewish Republicans, who were optimistic that given Trump's pro-Israel stance, a larger chunk of the Jewish vote would have been swayed towards him.
The Pew poll also found that only 35% of American Jews are happy with Trump's policies. Overall, Pew found that 52% of Americans overall prefer Biden while 42% prefer Trump.
A large majority of Jews, Hispanic Catholics, Black Protestants and non-religious voters support Joe Biden, while most white Christians, and especially the vast majority of evangelicals, support Trump.