U.S. Jews have warmer feelings toward Netanyahu than Obama, poll finds

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) American Jews have warmer feelings toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than U.S. President Barack Obama, a new poll says.

In the poll, commissioned by the left-wing J Street lobby, respondents were asked to quantify their feelings about the two leaders on a scale of 1-100, “with 100 meaning a very warm, favorable feeling; 0 meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling.” Netanyahu’s rating was 56 and Obama scored 49. Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton got a 49 and Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida who is expected to launch a presidential bid, received a 28.

Jews feel closer to the Democratic Party—which received a rating of 49—than to the GOP, which got a 29, according to the poll.

Posted on June 12, 2015 .