More Republicans Than Democrats Would Vote for a Jewish President

But more Democrats were willing to vote for a Muslim than Republicans

Not really surprising, but certainly revealing.

91 percent of Americans said they would vote for a presidential candidate who is Jewish, according to a new poll.

Both Democrats (92 percent) and Republicans (95 percent) expressed willingness to vote for a Jewish candidate, but they differed in their willingness to vote for candidates of various other faiths. Among Republicans, 84 percent said they would vote for an evangelical, compared to 66 percent of Democrats, and more Democrats were willing to vote for a Muslim (73 percent) than Republicans (45 percent).

3 percent isn't the biggest difference and either way we're at an overwhelming majority, but it's still telling that the Democrats are the party that is lagging in tolerance toward Jews while gaining in enthusiasm for Islam.

 

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