Haaretz: A Year to 2020 U.S. Election, the Fight for the Jewish Vote Begins

November 5, 2019

By Amir Tibon

Jewish Democratic Council of America Executive Director Halie Soifer tweeted in response that the RJC ad won’t work: “Since Trump has been in office, Jewish support for the GOP has been halved [because] Trump doesn’t share our values and Jews know the real shanda is in the White House.” She also shared a March 2016 article by the RJC’s chairman, former senator Norm Coleman, who wrote at the time he would “never vote for Donald Trump” and described the future president as a bigot and a fraud.

Soifer has noted that polls showed a decrease in Jewish support for the Republican Party in the 2018 midterms and a rise in support for the Democratic Party, with Democratic candidates receiving close to 80 percent of Jewish American votes.