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-Election 2012
Jewish voters leaving Obama
2012-05-08
Posted by:Besoeker

#12  Obama won the same % of Jews in 2008 as Kerry did in 2004. This suggests that Obama got no bump from Jewish voters over his race and his Hope and Change message. Jewish voters are either getting more conservative or not particularly thrilled with Obama. Now that Obama's race and Hope and Change are yesterday's news, Obama may be about to plumb new lows among Jewish voters (for a Democratic presidential candidate).
Posted by: Zhang Fei   2012-05-08 23:14  

#11  The headline is actually misleading. The drop in Jewish support occurred several years ago when President Obama insulted Prime Minister Netanyahu, and has held steady ever since; this suggests to me it is a real and permanent loss for the Democratic party.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-05-08 21:37  

#10  Turnout, honest and dishonest, is the key, as usual. The Grouchy Old Man™ couldn't get people to the polls in 2008, and Champ did. This time around I think turnout is different.
Posted by: Steve White   2012-05-08 21:20  

#9  Obama didn't win with all that much of a margin in 2008 in popular vote. A loss of 17 among Jewish voters, a loss of 20 points among voters under 25, a loss of 10 points among Independent voters, a loss of women voters.

He's just plain losing.
Posted by: crosspatch   2012-05-08 18:18  

#8  We've heard this tune before. Don't buy it until after the election. These core groups (Jew, black, etc) have a way of always coming through for Dems regardless of how unhappy it makes them.
Posted by: Iblis   2012-05-08 17:30  

#7  5 To 8 % Still help : Obama : Win
Posted by: Glereth Jones4868   2012-05-08 17:25  

#6  That would be pretty much everyone OldSpook, not just Jews. Still, somehow I'm surprised that Obama has lost 39% of them. Don't know why but I am.
Posted by: Secret Master   2012-05-08 13:13  

#5  More interesting is whether Jewish donors are giving less to the Obama campaign and pro Obama super PACs.
Posted by: Lord Garth   2012-05-08 13:12  

#4   History reveals Jews do not repond very well to the plundering of dictators.

But apparently only well after the fact.
Posted by: OldSpook   2012-05-08 12:53  

#3  History reveals Jews do not repond very well to the plundering of dictators.
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-05-08 12:27  

#2  Reread the brief article, Water Modem. Candidate Obama gets 72% of those who care about health care, but 61% overall, which means financial issues have become more important than social ones.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-05-08 12:21  

#1  He still gets %72 support. That implies serious KoolAid driven brain damage. The FDA really needs to test KoolAid.
Posted by: Water Modem   2012-05-08 11:26  

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