What Is the Jewish Population in Swing States?

Map of red, blue, and swing states based on past four presidential elections. [Wikimedia Commons]

Overall, Jews in America are more left leaning than the entire country as a whole, a new poll by Steinhardt Social Research Institute found.  This study broke down the population of Jews in each state, their education, political parties, and age, among other things. Over 54 percent of American Jews identify themselves as Democrats,  while 36.3 percent of Americans are aligned with the party.

The greatest percentage of Jews live in California, New York, and Florida. These three states combined constitutes nearly 50  percent of the entire U.S. Jewish population. California and New York lean left, and Florida is the swing state with the largest Jewish population.  Another  poll commissioned by Schlep Labs PAC found that although Orthodox Jews in Florida overwhelmingly support Trump, Florida Jews on the whole prefer Clinton over Trump, 66 to 23 percent.

Here  is the percentage of Jews that live in each swing state:

  • Wisconsin — 0.62%
  • Michigan — 1.09 percent
  • Virginia — 1.74 percent
  • Colorado — 1.88 percent
  • New Hampshire — 1.97 percent
  • Pennsylvania — 2.62 percent
  • Florida — 4.27 percent
  • North Carolina — 1.23 percent
  • Ohio — 1.54 percent
  • Iowa — 0.74 percent
  • Nevada — 2.76 percent


As reported by JP Updates earlier, the Jewish vote in key swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania will play a major role in this election. Both states combined make up 49 electoral votes.


09/26/2016 1:20 PM by Joyce Chu

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