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Trump's Jewish 'loyalty' comment not welcomed by most voters: poll

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Members of the Jewish community and their supporters hold a "Jews Say #CloseTheCamps" protest and vigil. (File photo)

The majority of American voters disagree with US President Donald Trump’s comments to attract Jewish voters in the United States ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a new poll find.

According to the Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday, 59 percent of voters disapproved of Trump's last week remarks, suggesting that Jews not voting for him are displaying “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."

Those who disagreed included 56 percent of independents, 25 percent of Republicans, and 86 percent of Democrats surveyed.

The poll surveyed 1,987 registered voters from August 23-25 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

According to recent exit polls, more Jews have voted for Democratic candidates than Republicans in recent elections.

“He's totally blown away that all his pandering to the hard right of American Jewish politics on Israel is not winning him any support among American Jews. In fact, it's backfiring,” Joel Rubin, a deputy assistant Secretary of State during the Obama administration, told The Hill last week. “His broader social agenda and economic agenda and world view is never popular [among Jewish Americans] to begin with… But now he's just lashing out because he thinks that he's providing gifts and he should get rewards.”

Hailed as a “great friend to the Jewish people” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump has raised the US support for the Tel Aviv regime in part by recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel and Syria’s Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

Trump’s comments came amid his row with Muslim Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), which involved asking Israel to block them from visiting Palestinian territories.

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