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Obama's Jewish Support Slipping in Fla. Will Obama get the Jewish vote?

CAPISCE 2012/08/20 20:37:44
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President Barack Obama's support among Jewish voters in Florida appears to be eroding somewhat because of the economy and recent GOP attacks on his Middle East policy, the Boston Globe reported Monday.

Although the support slippage is small, ranging from 3 percent to low double-digits, any loss of support could be crucial for Obama in a swing state like Florida, where most Jewish voters can usually be counted on to vote Democratic.

"A small shift in the Jewish vote can make a difference," University of Miami professor Ira Sheskin, director of the school's Jewish Demography Project, told the Globe.

For example, Obama leads Romney in Florida by an average of only 1.4 percent, the Globe reported, citing a RealClearPolitics analysis of recent polls. Any loss of voter support could be hard to overcome.

A Gallup poll last month found that nationwide Jewish support for Obama has fallen to 68 percent, down from 78 percent in 2008 when he faced then Republican nominee John McCain.

According to the Globe, the poor U.S. economy is still the top concern among Jewish voters, just as it is for most Americans. But many in the Jewish community are concerned that Obama is not doing enough about Iran's nuclear development program and worry about his positions on Jewish settlements and what they view as his contentious relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"There are some people who are concerned about whether Obama really has his heart in Israel," Sheskin told the Globe. "There are people who just feel Obama has bene overly sympathic to Muslims.
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  • Glitchie 2012/08/22 05:10:29
    YES
    Glitchie
    +1
    I can only hope.
  • DavE 2012/08/21 14:40:38
    NO
    DavE
    +1
    I sure hope the American Jewish vote will go from Obama to Romney / Ryan.
    Obama got 79 or 80 percent of the Jewish vote last time. What a mistake.
    The problem was (an maybe still is) support of Israel being way down on the list of Jewish Americans' priorities, far lower than the priority Evangelical Christians give Israel.
  • Jensenmk 2012/08/21 12:44:32
    NO
    Jensenmk
    +2
    I don't know why he would; do Jews really have as short a memory as they appear to have?

    Many Jews vote for gun control as if the Nazi extermination of Jews never happened.
  • PoliticalSanity 2012/08/21 00:45:51
    NO
    PoliticalSanity
    Maybe. What is "the Jewish vote". I think I know what "the Zionist vote" is, but putting all Jews in a single class could be very misleading.
  • Diana 2012/08/20 23:06:49
    YES
    Diana
    Why would they vote for him,when he direspects them.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/20 22:14:57
    NO
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    I hope not!
  • none 2012/08/20 21:20:23
    NO
    none
    +2
    No Jew with any self respect and/or who loves Israel should be voting for Obama.
  • IndyLinda 2012/08/20 21:03:53
    NO
    IndyLinda
    +1
    Only if they are crazy.
  • mal 2012/08/20 21:02:53
    YES
    mal
    They have alot invested in this creep.
  • Red_Horse 2012/08/20 20:53:37
  • Razoreye001 2012/08/20 20:51:12
    YES
    Razoreye001
    As long as Obama holds onto Pennsylvania and Virginia he will still win.
  • DavE Razorey... 2012/08/21 14:46:55 (edited)
    DavE
    +1
    If clear thinking people just get out and vote, Obama won't win PA and VA.
    Not voting is giving a big city vote to Obama.

    people vote obama win pa va voting city vote obama
  • Razorey... DavE 2012/08/21 15:55:28
    Razoreye001
    And that's the problem I need to motivate all my liberal friends to vote and win our state for Obama.
  • CAPISCE Razorey... 2012/08/21 19:22:01
    CAPISCE
    +1
    Glutton for punishment?
  • Razorey... CAPISCE 2012/08/21 19:48:53
    Razoreye001
    Not really I just don't trust the GOP or the rich they are defending.
  • CAPISCE Razorey... 2012/08/21 19:55:02
    CAPISCE
    +1
    THE DEMS AREN'T RICH AND DON'T HELP THE RICH?---COME ON MAN
  • Razorey... CAPISCE 2012/08/21 22:24:49
    Razoreye001
    They have a better record of defending the poor then the GOP does. Maybe Trumka could run for president?
  • CAPISCE Razorey... 2012/08/21 22:27:13
    CAPISCE
    I don't see it---enslaving them yes, helping them no
  • Razorey... CAPISCE 2012/08/21 22:31:00
    Razoreye001
    Think about it this way who wants the poor to starve to death and die of curable disease because they believe helping the poor makes the entire country weaker? The Democrats who created our welfare programs or the Ayn Rand worshiping Republicans.
  • CAPISCE Razorey... 2012/08/21 22:44:20
    CAPISCE
    Dude I don't want anyone to die---I'm sure that goes for 99% of all people in all parties. All I'm saying is that old Mindset and stereotype Rupubs for the Rich, Dem's for the poor is a myth in a two party system.
    It's time for America to stop playing the class war game they want us to play--both groups of politicians win, the people lose
  • Razorey... CAPISCE 2012/08/21 22:56:52
    Razoreye001
    To be honest, if a third party candidate had a chance of running I would vote for Stewart Alexander of the Socialist Party not because I'm a Socialist but because I think we need a presidential candidate that is opposed to capitalism to end the recession. I know the democrats have slipped and have over the years become more oriented to big business but overall their rap sheet of serving the rich is shorter.
  • CAPISCE Razorey... 2012/08/22 00:39:01
    CAPISCE
    I think that would make it worse
  • Razorey... CAPISCE 2012/08/22 01:18:43
    Razoreye001
    Why medicare, social security, and medicaid, would be saved. Think about how much better life is in Sweden than our country and he would take us in the same direction as them.
  • DavE Razorey... 2012/08/21 20:13:16
    DavE
    +1
    Get with the big picture gregory. It is for freedom for ALL. Don't fall for that class warfare BS of Obamunism.
  • CAPISCE DavE 2012/08/21 20:15:10
    CAPISCE
    +1
    How can anyone believe that crap---that said, Occupy Wall Street is protesting the DNC convention---maybe they are even becoming aware and informed
  • DavE CAPISCE 2012/08/21 20:34:06
  • Razorey... DavE 2012/08/21 22:21:21
    Razoreye001
    More freedom for the rich means less freedom for the poor. The poor are the majority so their rights matter more.
  • DavE Razorey... 2012/08/22 04:10:03
    DavE
    OK, I see where you are coming from.

    Piven and Cloward.
    Communism poor people s rights matter more

    Marx / Obama
    Obama Piven Cloward
  • KilrQueen 2012/08/20 20:45:45
    NO
    KilrQueen
    +1
    Hasn't he made it obvious that his heart is NOT in Israel?
  • Transquesta 2012/08/20 20:40:09
    YES
    Transquesta
    +1
    Old habits/militant stupidity die hard. Just as there are blacks who will forever vote dem in clear contradiction to their own best interests, there will forever be Jews who do the same.
  • Scott 2012/08/20 20:39:26
    YES
    Scott
    He's got mine.
  • Outta' Here. 2012/08/20 20:39:20
    NO
    Outta' Here.
    +2
    I would hope young President Obama would get no one's vote.

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