Obama lead over Romney grows among Jewish voters
Gallup poll data published by Buzzfeed.com
indicates 70 percent of registered Jewish voters plan to vote for Obama
up from 64 percent this spring.
President Barack Obama's lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney among Jewish voters
is growing, according to recent unreleased Gallup daily tracking poll
data reported on Buzzfeed.com.
According to the polling data taken between July 1 and September 10, 70
percent of registered Jewish voters plan to vote for President Obama.
Only 25 percent of voters stated they were planning to vote for Mitt
Romney, with 5 percent undecided. These results indicate a decline from
earlier this spring, when 64 percent of registered Jewish voters said
they would vote for Obama and 29 percent said they would support his
The data Buzzfeed.com obtained from Democratic sources has a margin of
error of 4 percent. If the poll data faithfully predicts the real voting
data, the Jewish support for Obama would be more or less equivalent to
the support the Jewish community gave in 2008, when 69 percent of Jewish
voters cast their votes for Obama and a mere 25 percent voted for John
The rise in Jewish support for Obama, seems to indicate that American
Jews are less concerned with Israel than might be thought. Accusations
Romney has been making, such as accusing Obama of [url=http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/diplomania/in-jerusalem-speech-it-was-romney-s-voice-but-netanyahu-s-words-1.454521]"throwing allies like Israel under the bus,"[/url]
and with failure in dealing with Iran's nuclear program, don't seem to
be helping garner Jewish support for the Republican candidate.
Tags: US, Israel, Election, Obama, Romney
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