New York Times Exit Poll: 71% of Jews Voted for Clinton, 24% Backed Trump

I expected Trump to get at least a third of the Jewish vote, possibly 40%.

By and large, Jews did everything they could to stop Trump from becoming president. Jewish intellectuals and journalists repeatedly compared him to Hitler. How will America and the Trump administration react to this vilification?

REPORT: 71% of American Jews voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, while only 24% backed her Republican opponent Donald Trump, according to a New York Times exit poll.

If true, that means that Trump fared worse among Jews than Mitt Romney did in 2012 (30%). In 2008, John McCain got 22% of the Jewish vote.

In an interview with The Algemeiner last week, attorney David Friedman — a senior Trump adviser — predicted the Republican candidate would win more Jewish support than Romney and McCain.

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I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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