Israelis Prefer Republican for President and 61% Say Trump Would be Best

After eight years of the Obama nightmare Israelis prefer a Republican over a Democrat president.
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Donald J. Trump marched as the Grand Marshall in the Salute to Israel Parade in New York in 2004. (Seth Wenig/Reuters)

61% of Israelis prefer Trump.
The Jerusalem Post reported:

If Israelis could vote in the American elections, they would want either a President Hillary Clinton or a President Donald Trump, according to findings from the Israeli Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University’s monthly Peace Index poll, released on Sunday.

Of the Democratic Party candidates, 40.5 percent of survey respondents said they prefer Clinton “from Israel’s standpoint.” As for Bernie Sanders, 16.5% prefer him, while 10% say both candidates would be bad for Israel.

When asked if Trump is “friendly to Israel,” 61% of Jewish Israelis responded in the affirmative. To the same question, 44% of Arab Israelis responded “I don’t know.”

Of the Jewish respondents, 34% said that they think a Republican president would be better for Israel, while 28% said the same of a Democratic president. An opposite phenomenon was seen among Arab Israeli respondents when asked which party would be more pro-Israel.

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