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Poll: Jewish voters prefer Clinton to Trump



Jewish voters in Florida favor Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump by a wide margin.

That shouldn't be too surprising. After all, Florida's Jewish population -- especially in South Florida -- has supported Democratic candidates for years. But a poll released Friday by West End Strategy confirms it: 66% of respondents said they'd support Clinton with 23% for Trump, 6% Gary Johnson and 2% Jill Stein.

Among Jewish voters, Clinton has high favorability (57%) compared to Trump (21%). 

Notably, even some Trump supporters told the pollsters they oppose his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. 75% said the U.S. should not ban Muslims.

The group called 500 registered Florida voters "who have distinctly Jewish names." The poll has a 4.4-point margin of error. Read the full poll here.

[Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2016 12:54pm]


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