A recent poll shows that 58 percent of the U.S. Jews approve of President Obama’s handling of the relationship between the U.S. and Israel as opposed to 40 percent. The poll, which was published by the American Jewish Committee, reveals that the majority of the community will vote for President Obama in November.
According to the poll, 61% of the U.S. Jews support Obama, 28% support his Republican rival Mitt Romney, and 11% are undecided.
A survey published about a month ago by the Public Religion Research Institute has revealed pretty much the same numbers - 62% for Obama and 30% for Romney. President Barack Obama speaks at the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference, Monday, April 30, 2012, in Washington
On the other hand, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoys much a higher approval rating than Obama, with 70% approving of his handling of U.S.-Israel relations, and 28% disapproving. Netanyahu, however, is not running for the presidency, and Obama is still the default choice for the majority of American Jews.In 2008, Obama won Jewish voters with 78% to McCain's 21% (2008 Presidential Election Exit polls )