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Trump says Jews are leaving the Democratic Party. It's not true.

(CNN)President Donald Trump claims that Jewish Americans, who are traditionally staunch supporters of the Democratic Party, are leaving it. A look at the polling data finds, however, that Jewish Americans continue overwhelmingly to be Democrats and opposed to Trump. Jewish Americans voted for the Democratic Party by about a 3:1 margin in the 2018 midterm elections. This was true whether you looked at the exit poll data, a large pre-election study of Jewish Americans for the non-partisan American Jewish Committee conducted by SSRS (who conducts CNN's national polls) or other non-partisan studies. Other polls for partisan organizations with large sample sizes also back up these findings. In the exit poll, Jewish voters backed the Democratic ...