POLL: Israelis Now Prefer Trump, Decry Biased Media Coverage

Sunday, October 30, 2016 |  Ryan Jones

Earlier polls suggested Hillary Clinton was the favorite US presidential candidate among Israelis, but the tables appear to have turned and a slim majority now prefer Donald Trump win the White House.

That according to a survey conducted by the Israeli polling company Maagar Mochot last week.

Overall, 54 percent of respondents said Trump would be better for Israel, while 46 percent said the same of Clinton.

Interestingly, it was Israeli Arab respondents who really pushed the numbers in favor of Trump. An overwhelming 74 percent of Israeli Arabs who expressed an opinion preferred Trump. Among Jewish respondents, a far slimmer 51 percent majority chose the Republican candidate.

When it comes to local media coverage of the US election, and it is being covered nearly as heavily as an Israeli election, survey respondents decried what they perceived as biased reporting.

A 45 percent plurality said the Israeli media is treating Clinton more favorably, 28 percent see the coverage as balanced, and just 27 percent feel Trump is getting a boost.

The new November issue of Israel Today Magazine takes a more in-depth look at local Israeli attitudes toward the US election and the candidates.

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