Plurality of Israelis prefer second Trump term to Biden reelection

Former U.S. Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump on the campaign trail. Source: Trump campaign via Facebook/Biden Campaign via Facebook.

(JNS) — Forty-four percent of Israelis want former U.S. President Donald Trump to win November’s election, compared to 30 percent who would prefer current leader Joe Biden to secure a second term, according to a Channel 12 poll published on March 12.

Twenty-six percent of respondents said they did not know whom they wanted elected.

Breaking the figures down, 72 percent of respondents who voted for parties in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition said they preferred Trump, while 8 percent chose Biden. By contrast, 55 percent of respondents who cast a ballot for parties in the Israeli opposition preferred Biden, compared to 23 percent for Trump.

The poll of 504 Israelis had a maximum sampling error of 4.4 percentage points.

Trump and Biden clinched the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations, respectively, in primaries earlier on March 12, setting up a rematch of the 2020 election.