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Poll Shows [Lower/Steady] Jews for Obama

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A new American Jewish Committee poll found that 61 percent of Jews would vote for President Obama, 28 percent would vote for Mitt Romney, and 11 percent are undecided.

This is [bad/good] news for Democrats and [good/bad] news for Republicans, given that [Obama won 78 percent of the Jewish vote in the 2008 election/a September 2008 AJC poll found Obama with only 57 percent of the Jewish vote yet he secured 78 percent on Election Day].

In this and other respects, it closely resembled the poll that came out earlier this month, which was also [bad/good] news for Democrats.

[AJC head/National Jewish Democratic Council head] David Harris [said the poll showed Obama can make up the ground if he concentrates extra-hard on winning over the Jewish vote/would probably point to Romney's 57 percent unfavorability rating and the fact that the poll tracks previous AJC polls]. Matthew Brooks, the [Republican Jewish Coalition head/random actor], by contrast, would likely [point to the wide discrepancy between 61 and 78 percent/ask why we were calling him for comment].

The number will continue to be watched closely as a bellwether of the momentum behind eventual election winner [Mitt Romney/Barack Obama].

Obama’s Jewish Support Rises Over Past Six Months, AJC Poll Finds [JTA]
Earlier: Jews Still Support Obama, Focus on Economy

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6224163015 says:

I suspect that when they vote, many Jews will hold their noses and vote for Obama. At the end of the day most American Jews are liberal/progressive and just can’t pull the lever for a Republican.

    patrioticchick says:

    If they have no faith in Obama then why vote at all? They don’t have to vote for Romeny; but to vote for Obama who has shown his true colors on how he feels about Jews makes no sense at all.

PhillipNagle says:

The idea that Jews would vote the most anti Israel president since Carter is frightening.  He has associated with most notorious anti-Semite (Al Sharpton) in the US with no remorse.  With any logic the only Jewish voters who should go for Obama are the senile and feeble minded.

jmm64 says:

The majority of American voters would vote for Jimmy Carter again as the Democratic candidate over Moses as the Republican candidate. Judaism, for most Jews, is their ethnicity and their religion is the latest Liberal/Left-wing agenda.

American Jews are Americans first, and we will vote for who is best for OUR country before we choose someone who is best for YOUR country.  We will vote for Obama because we either like the job he is doing, or we don’t want to vote for the Mitt Romney, who tries to cater to the tea party nutjobs, and has a political platform more flexible than Mr. Fantastic.  

    tomanglin says:

    So, you would vote for someone who is going to abondand Isrial to it enemies

      1. No US president in the foreseeable will abandon any ally.  We may push Israel to do things  they don’t like, but we’re not going to walk out the door and turn off the lights.
      2. If we need to drop Israel to ensure the security of the United States, then yes, I would take that route.

      3. Israel is a big boy now.  They can take care of themselves quite well.

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