In an email survey sent to 150,000 Israel365 daily newsletter subscribers, Israel365 asked readers which candidate he or she felt was better for Israel: Republican Donald Trump, or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
According to Shlomo Schreibman, Vice President of the Israel Media Network, which specializes in marketing to the pro-Israel Evangelical crowd, “These findings are very interesting because while we knew a majority of Evangelicals support Trump, we were surprised by the overwhelming 90 percent support for Donald Trump.”
The Israel365 poll was sent on three dates in batches of 50,000, with emails going out on September 27, September 30, and October 20; voting data was captured daily to observe trends. The majority of participants identified themselves as pro-Israel Evangelical Christians. A total of 6,897 people responded to the poll.
A consistent average of 90 percent of those polled said they believed Trump was the better candidate for Israel, with 10 percent choosing Hillary Clinton. Support for Trump remained steady at around 90 percent throughout the three-week poll.
According to the New York Times, national polling average show a minor lead for Hillary of 45.3 percent, with 43 percent for Trump. Studies from the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll have shown that the Evangelical community in general have been pro-Trump, but with inconsistent margins: Trump had a 12-point advantage over Hillary in July but went down to just a one-point difference in October. The Israel365 poll, however, shows massive and unshakable support of Trump among pro-Israel Evangelicals.
Response of lawyer Marc Zell, Chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel party, said in response to the results, “These findings add up to the tremendous support Donald Trump is receiving from the Americans in Israel,” of which he believes over 80 percent support the Republican candidate.
“I have no doubt that the entire American society will want an honest and strong leader that will repair the system and will lead the US to a better future both on domestic and foreign issues and in particular the relationship with Israel and maintaining the common interests of the two countries.”