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Religious voters pro and con on Donald Trump

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30.10.2020

Donald Trump is gaining popularity among American Muslims nationally, according to the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, an American Muslim survey organization. A recent poll published this month found that Muslim approval of Trump’s job performance has increased from 13% in 2018 and 16% in 2019 to 30% in 2020.

This may be why Trump has gone more or less silent on Muslims recently. In a barnstorming tour of the Midwest Trump spoke for nearly 90 minutes at a stop in Muskegon, Michigan, and never once mentioned Muslims.

And a survey, released on Tuesday by the Arab American Institute (AAI), showed that 59 percent of Arab-identifying voters said they were planning to cast their ballot for Biden, with 35 percent saying they would vote for Trump.

On the other hand, an amazing 83% of Ultra-Orthodox Jews said they will vote for Donald Trump, compared to just 13% who said they’d support Joe Biden. This puts Ultra-Orthodox Jews ahead even of the 83% of white evangelical Americans who support Trump for reelection (62% strongly). Political surveys of only Ultra-Orthodox Jews are very rare.

But a survey of all Orthodox Jews (who are only 10% of the total American Jewish community) conducted in January 2020, provided to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, found that 66% of Ultra-Orthodox voters voted for Trump in 2016, compared to just 32% of Modern Orthodox voters.

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