Washington, July 6: A Gallup survey of the American Jewish community has found that nearly three in ten of them don''t approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance and have rejected his proposal that Israel’s 1967 borders should be the basis for peace talks.
According to Politico, the survey also showed that while Obama’s approval rating has declined slightly among Jews this year, that dip essentially mirrors the president’s slipping rating among all voters.
In June, Obama’s approval rating among Jewish Americans surveyed for Gallup’s daily tracking poll averaged 60 percent, down from 68 percent in May, when the president’s ratings soared among all groups in the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Thirty-two percent of Jews surveyed in June said they disapproved of Obama’s job performance. That rating has hovered around the same level throughout the first half of 2011.
Among all voters, Obama’s approval rating in June was 46 percent and the 14-point difference between that and his higher rating by Jewish Americans is in line with the ratings gap that the president has had since taking office two-and-a-half-years ago.
Obama’s approval rating has remained virtually unchanged in the six weeks before and after he delivered a major Middle East policy speech in which he called for new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to begin from
1967 borders. (ANI)