J Street exit poll shows Jews favored Biden 77% to 21%

J Street, a liberal Jewish advocacy group, endorsed Biden for President.

Ron Kampeas, JTA ,

Donald Trump & Joe Biden
Donald Trump & Joe Biden

According to an exit poll by GBAO Strategies for J Street, a liberal Jewish Middle East advocacy group which endorsed Joe Biden, Jewish voters favored Biden over President Donald Trump by 77% to 21%.

The authors of the poll questioned 800 voters who either voted early or provided their responses on election night.

The results, released in part on Tuesday, showed better numbers for Biden than polling ahead of the election suggested, albeit within the margin of error. An American Jewish Committee poll last month showed Jews voting for Biden over Trump 75% to 22%.

It comes as Americans likely will not know the winner of the presidential race until Wednesday, with Biden and Trump locked in an unexpectedly tight race. Polls had predicted a relatively easy victory for Biden.

The survey reached 800 respondents and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent. A source provided the Jewish Telegraphic Agency with the results late Tuesday; the full results will be available early Wednesday morning.