2016-03-16 / Mideast

Poll: Jewish-Israelis prefer Clinton to Sanders 2 to 1

Of the two Democratic candidates in the U.S. presidential race, Israelis prefer the non-Jewish one.

The Israel Democracy Institute’s Peace Index survey found that 40.5 percent of Jewish-Israelis see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as “preferable from Israel’s standpoint,” while only 16.5 percent prefer Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish.

The survey of 600 Israelis also found that 61 percent of Jewish-Israelis believe Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s positions on Israel are “very or moderately friendly.” In addition, 34 percent of Jewish-Israelis surveyed believe a Republican president would be better than a Democratic one for Israel and 28 percent think a Democratic president would be better, while 38 percent had no opinion or did not know. (JTA)

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