Solid Majority of Jewish Americans Still Approve of Obama
Gallup’s monthly trend in Jewish approval of Obama continues to roughly follow the path of all Americans’ approval of the president, more generally, as it has since Obama took office in January 2009. The 14-percentage-point difference in the two groups’ approval ratings in June — 60% among U.S. Jews vs. 46% among all U.S. adults — is identical to the average gap seen over the past two and a half years. However, the monthly graph is somewhat variable due to the lower monthly sample saize of Jewish respondents (around 350).
Approval among all Americans was elevated in May, but that was principally due to the rally in public approval of Obama following Osama bin Laden’s death on May 1 which largely dissipated by mid-June.