It’s almost unanimous: Jewish Dems on board with Obama | JTA – Jewish & Israel News

A new poll shows that 92 percent of Jewish Democrats approve of President Obama’s job performance.

The survey, based on calls July 22-24 to 500 self-identified Jewish Democrats.

Along with the nearly unanimous approval of President Obama’s efforts, the poll found that 58 percent of the respondents said he was “doing a good job of promoting peace in the Middle East” compared to 16 percent who disagreed. Asked whether the president was being “too tough on Israel,” just 18 percent said yes and 55 percent said no.

via It’s almost unanimous: Jewish Dems on board with Obama | JTA – Jewish & Israel News.

only 20 percent of respondents agreed with what the survey defined as Obama’s view that “if Israel could settle its dispute with the Palestinian refugees and give them a nation of their own, that the Arabs would live in peace with Israel.” Fifty-two percent opted for the view that “the Arabs will never live in peace with Israel and that giving them a nation of their own will just make them stronger.”

Similarly, they pointed to a question in which Obama is described as saying it is “very important that Israel not expand its settlements on the West Bank so as not to alienate the Palestinians” and told that “Israel says it should be allowed to build new homes in existing settlements but not to start new ones.” Respondents again chose the option not associated with Obama, this time by a 52-37 percent margin.

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