All data is gathered from the American Jewish Committee’s Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, 2000-2008.

2000

If the election were held today, whom would you vote for as president of the United States?

Al Gore 75
George W. Bush 11
Ralph Nader 3
Pat Buchanan 0
Not sure 11

2001

Do you approve or disapprove of the way President George W. Bush is handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism?

Approve 85
Disapprove 10
Not sure 5

2002

Do you approve or disapprove of the way President George W. Bush is handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism?

Approve 59
Disapprove 37
Not sure 5

Do you approve or disapprove of the United States taking military action against Iraq to try and remove Saddam Hussein from power?

Approve 59
Disapprove 36
Not sure 5

2003

Do you approve or disapprove of the way President George W. Bush is handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism?

Approve 41
Disapprove 54
Not sure 5

Do you approve or disapprove of the war with Iraq?

Approve 43
Disapprove 54
Not sure 3

Suppose the next general election for president were being held today and you had to choose between George W. Bush, the Republican, and [ ], the Democrat – for whom would you vote?

George W. Bush 29
Wesley Clark 59
Not sure 12
George W. Bush 31
Howard Dean 60
Not sure 9
George W. Bush 31
John Kerry 59
Not sure 10
George W. Bush 31
Richard Gephardt 60
Not sure 9
George W. Bush 24
Joseph Lieberman 71
Not sure 6

2004

Do you approve or disapprove of the way the United States government is handling the campaign against terrorism?

Approve 42
Disapprove 52
Not sure 6

Do you approve or disapprove of the war with Iraq?

Approve 30
Disapprove 66
Not sure 4

Suppose the next general election for president were being held today and you had to choose between George W. Bush, the Republican, John Kerry, the Democrat or Ralph Nader, the independent – for whom would you vote?

George W. Bush 24
John Kerry 69
Ralph Nader 3
Not sure 5

2005

Do you approve or disapprove of the way the United States government is handling the campaign against terrorism?

Approve 36
Disapprove 60
Not Sure 4

Do you approve or disapprove of the war with Iraq?

Approve 28
Disapprove 70
Not Sure 2

2006

Do you approve or disapprove of the way the United States government is handling the war against terrorism?

Approve 31
Disapprove 62
Not Sure 8

Looking back, do you think the United States did the right thing in taking military action against Iraq, or should the U.S. have stayed out?

Right thing 29
Stayed out 65
Not Sure 6

Do you approve or disapprove of the way the United States government is handling the situation with Iran’s nuclear weapons program?

Approve 33
Disapprove 54
Not Sure 13

2007

Do you approve or disapprove of the way the United States government is handling the campaign against terrorism?

Approve 31
Disapprove 59
Not sure 10

Looking back, do you think the United States did the right thing in taking military action against Iraq, or should the U.S. have stayed out?

Right thing 27
Stayed out 67
Not sure 6

How would you say things are going for the United States in its efforts to bring stability and order to Iraq? Would you say things are going very well, somewhat well, somewhat badly, or very badly?

Very well 3
Somewhat well 20
Somewhat badly 33
Very badly 43
Not sure 2

2008

If the election for president were being held today, for whom would you vote—John McCain, Republican, or Barack Obama, Democrat?

John McCain 30
Barack Obama 57
Not Sure 13

October 16, 2013

[Former U.S. President George W.] Bush delighted guests at [a] gala event at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel when he was revealed to be the evening’s surprise guest speaker, attendees told The Algemeiner. Photography and recording during Bush’s speech was prohibited, and he reiterated his longstanding policy not to comment on public policy matters out of respect for the sitting president.

The crowd of 1200 who gathered in support of The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Fund rose to its feet and applauded enthusiastically as Bush ascended the podium. He offered praise for former Senator Joseph Lieberman, who was in attendance, and welcomed newly appointed Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer. He also congratulated COP leader Malcolm Hoenlein and past leaders of the organization who were honored at the event.

The Algemeiner