Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Poll: 70% of US Jews support Obama

 The Jewish public in the United States seems to have taken Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit to Israel, as well as his dramatic statements about Jerusalem, in stride, as a recent poll revealed that the majority of Jewish voters in the US still support US President Barack Obama.

A recent Gallup poll released Saturday found that 70% of US Jews still support Obama, while the GOP's candidate has only 25% support – similar to the support given to John McCain in 2008.

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The Republicans have been vigorously courting the Jewish vote – as well as that of Israelis who hold dual nationality – during the 2012 presidential campaign, including sending several top GPO senators and congressmen to Israel.
The 2008 presidential race saw Obama win 78% of the Jewish votes in the United States.
A poll held in March found that his approval ratings among American Jewry slipped to 61%.
However, the recent results of both theDemocratic andRepublicanconventions, and what is now being called Romney's "ill-fated" response to the murder of American diplomats in Libya, had seen Obama widen the gap, especially in the swing states of Florida, Virginia and Ohio – two of which would have to elect Romany in order for him to win the elections.
According to recent polls by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, Obama has a five-point lead over Romney in Florida and Virginia, and a seven-point lead in Ohio.

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