By Justin Sink - 05/18/12 02:11 PM EDT
Alternatively, 85 percent of American Israelis say the president has a "friendly" disposition toward the Muslim world.
Romney's image is likely burnished by his decades-old friendship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The pair worked together at a consulting firm in Boston decades ago, and Romney has said the men almost speak "in shorthand" with one another.
But a spokesman for Democrats Abroad-Israel cast doubt on the poll's methodology, saying respondents seemed to skew disproportionately toward conservatives.
“This was a poll that apparently questioned most Republican voters, and does not accurately describe true voting preferences. In 2008, the voters polled [now] said that they voted for McCain 2 to 1 over Obama, although the actual vote was 78 percent to 21 in favor of President Obama," Sheldon Schorer told the paper.
“I believe that the upcoming election will show a similar strong showing for the president. Only those people who are irrevocably prejudiced against him will fail to recognize that President Obama has proven himself to be a strong friend of Israel and that Israel would benefit from his reelection.”