Ultra-Orthodox Hassidic followers in New York
Ultra-Orthodox Hassidic followers in New York
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Ultra-Orthodox Hassidic followers in New York

Most U.S. ultra-Orthodox Jews support Trump - Haredi poll shows

Democratic nominee Joe Biden received only 13% of support according to the Ami Magazine poll; survey suggests a deep divide in the US Jewish community, with a separate survey published by Pew Research on Tuesday suggesting 70 percent of US Jews support Biden.

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Published: 10.15.20 , 08:52
An overwhelming majority of the US Orthodox Jews support the re-election of US President Donald Trump, a poll revealed Wednesday.
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  • According to a survey by Ami Magazine - a Haredi publication, some 83 percent of the respondents said they were going to vote for Trump in the November 3 vote.
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    Ultra-Orthodox Hassidic followers in New York
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    Trump's rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, only got 13 percent of the Orthodox vote, with four percent still undecided.
    The poll also found that the US Orthodox Jews overwhelmingly consider the way Trump is being covered in the media to be unfair -- a position shared by 76 percent of responders.
    The survey suggests a deep divide in the US Jewish community, with a separate survey published by Pew Research on Tuesday suggesting that some 70 percent of US Jews are supporting Biden.
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    In Israel, for its part, Trump has more support, with an exclusive poll by Direct Polls conducted for i24NEWS showing that 64 percent of Israelis view the current US leader as being better for the Jewish state.
    In 2016, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton secured 71 percent of the Jewish vote, and in 2012, Barack Obama had the backing of 69 percent of US Jews.

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