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Obama Winning Over the Jewish Vote (Gallup: 75% of Jews for O)
Gallup ^ | 10-23-08 | Lydia Saad

Posted on 10/26/2008 9:07:27 PM PDT by Alter Kaker

PRINCETON, NJ -- Jewish voters nationwide have grown increasingly comfortable with voting for Barack Obama for president since the Illinois senator secured the Democratic nomination in June. They now favor Obama over John McCain by more than 3 to 1, 74% to 22%.

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This is based on monthly averages of Gallup Poll Daily tracking results, including interviews with more than 500 Jewish registered voters each month.

Support for Obama among all registered voters was fairly stable from June through September, but then rose sharply in October -- in apparent reaction to the U.S. economic crisis. By contrast, support for Obama among Jewish voters has expanded more gradually, from the low 60% range in June and July to 66% in August, 69% in September, and 74% today.

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The current proportion of U.S. Jews backing Obama is identical to the level of support the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards received in the 2004 presidential election (74%). It is only slightly lower than what Al Gore and Joe Lieberman received in 2000 (80%) -- when the first Jewish American appeared on the presidential ticket of a major party.

Recent support for Obama is a bit higher among older Jews than among Jews younger than 55. According to combined Gallup Poll Daily tracking data from Sept. 1 through Oct. 21, an average of 74% of Jews aged 55 and older supported Obama for president across this period, compared with about two-thirds of younger Jews.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; antichrist; gallup; jewish; jewishvote; jews; mccain; obama
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1 posted on 10/26/2008 9:07:27 PM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

Lieberman should be hitting South Florida hard...Jewish voters in CA and NY don’t count.


2 posted on 10/26/2008 9:08:59 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Get off your ass and do something...Print signs and post them around town)
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To: Alter Kaker

Why?


4 posted on 10/26/2008 9:09:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("My friends, we've got them just where we want them." McCain. Or Custer.)
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To: Alter Kaker

I’ve listened to college professors lecture about how social conservatives vote against their own self-interest when they vote pro-life.

Jews voting for Barak Hussein Obama...geez


5 posted on 10/26/2008 9:09:52 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: Alter Kaker

Not that I believe Gallup, but I wonder how the numbers would be different if the LA Times released the tape of him toasting the Palestinian radical

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2115632/posts


6 posted on 10/26/2008 9:10:36 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: clintonh8r
They have lost their connection with the existence of Israel.
7 posted on 10/26/2008 9:11:18 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: Blogger

They shouldn’t need that to know better.


8 posted on 10/26/2008 9:13:13 PM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: SMCC1
Jews voting for Barak Hussein Obama...geez

The only real point of conflict seems to be Israel and it's preservation - and even that doesn't seem to be an issue for some in the US Jewish community.
9 posted on 10/26/2008 9:13:13 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Alter Kaker
If true, it doesn't make sense. Looks like the ‘Traditional’ Liberalism trumps self preservation.

Not unexpected I guess although I have to think some of the Inner City obama constituencies are not exactly favorably disposed to the Jewish population and, if given a chance, are prepared to act on these predispositions.

10 posted on 10/26/2008 9:13:38 PM PDT by TCats
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids

My thoughts exactly. This is astounding!


11 posted on 10/26/2008 9:13:38 PM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Alter Kaker

Bravo Sierra — Jewish population in S. Florida who do not support Obama in these large numbers or he would have campaigned in the Jewish areas of S. Florida which he has ignored.


12 posted on 10/26/2008 9:13:42 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Alter Kaker
Forgetting Zion
13 posted on 10/26/2008 9:13:50 PM PDT by bluejay
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To: Alter Kaker

uh, yeah...lots of Jews voting for a guy named Hussein, whose church praised and awarded Louis Farakhan. Talk about self-hating...

I still don’t think Hussein will pull more Jewish votes in 2008 in Florida than Kerry did in 2004.


14 posted on 10/26/2008 9:14:32 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (A vote for Hussein is insane!)
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids

I guess that means that we can bring home the radar unit.
Wish them best of fing luck.


15 posted on 10/26/2008 9:14:35 PM PDT by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: Alter Kaker

If he wins, they’ll be sorry.....

And then they’ll vote for him again in ‘12.....


16 posted on 10/26/2008 9:14:37 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR first.....THEN read Drudge.)
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To: Dahoser

Yet, it never ceases to amaze me that they consistently tend to vote for those who would appease their enemies.


17 posted on 10/26/2008 9:14:44 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: SMCC1

Isn’t Sarah Palin half-Jewish? Or is it 25 percent Jewish?


18 posted on 10/26/2008 9:14:48 PM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids
They have lost their connection with the existence of Israel.

Exactly.

19 posted on 10/26/2008 9:14:50 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

You’re assuming we will still have a vote in 12?


20 posted on 10/26/2008 9:15:13 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: SMCC1
Can't say Biden & Jesse didn't warn them !!

If they think Obama is so great ...hey then GO FOR IT !!

21 posted on 10/26/2008 9:15:36 PM PDT by W-Girl
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To: Alter Kaker

so sez Lydia “Saad”


22 posted on 10/26/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Alter Kaker

I’ve noted a real fascination with socialism among Jews.


23 posted on 10/26/2008 9:16:11 PM PDT by rom (Keep Senator Government from Spreading YOUR Wealth! McCain/Palin '08!)
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To: Alter Kaker
15 Yard Penalty...unnecessary BS...
24 posted on 10/26/2008 9:16:13 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: Alter Kaker
kapos remain kapos.
however, if there was ever a group that would display the Bradley effect...
25 posted on 10/26/2008 9:16:16 PM PDT by hecht
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To: WilliamReading

I think that is urban legend. The person they name as her grandfather isn’t her grandfather.


26 posted on 10/26/2008 9:16:27 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Alter Kaker

How many Jews voted for Hitler? Are there any estimates?


27 posted on 10/26/2008 9:16:33 PM PDT by devere
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids

They are socialists first and Jews second.


28 posted on 10/26/2008 9:17:01 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Alter Kaker

Hard to believe. Does this mean mot American Jews are Social;ists? I’ve always considered Jews to be great capitalists!


29 posted on 10/26/2008 9:17:03 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge.)
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To: Alter Kaker
kapos remain kapos.
however, if there was ever a group that would display the Bradley effect...
30 posted on 10/26/2008 9:17:22 PM PDT by hecht
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To: Blogger

I don’t understand it, but then I don’t understand a lot of how people decide their voting.


31 posted on 10/26/2008 9:18:11 PM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Blogger
...I wonder how the numbers would be different if the LA Times released the tape of him toasting the Palestinian radical

That way lies madness.

32 posted on 10/26/2008 9:18:42 PM PDT by Stentor (Obama is Bill Ayers' Renfield.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Jews voting for Obama are like chickens voting for Col. Sanders...sad.


33 posted on 10/26/2008 9:19:15 PM PDT by CaraM (Faithless is he who quits when the road darkens.)
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To: Blogger

Wishful thinking.....


34 posted on 10/26/2008 9:19:43 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR first.....THEN read Drudge.)
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To: devere

“””How many Jews voted for Hitler?
Are there any estimates?””

Unfortunately Gallup was not there to poll !!


35 posted on 10/26/2008 9:21:41 PM PDT by W-Girl
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To: Alter Kaker
It will be Christians who will come to the aid of Israel. Shame of the American Jews. It was Jews in Germany in the 1930's that kissed up to Hitler.
36 posted on 10/26/2008 9:22:01 PM PDT by factmart
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To: Alter Kaker

I really don’t get this. Do Jews like paying higher taxes? Do Jews no longer care about the security of Israel?


37 posted on 10/26/2008 9:22:12 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Sure...vote for Obama...but say goodbye to Israel, schm*cks.


38 posted on 10/26/2008 9:22:57 PM PDT by johnnycap
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To: Alter Kaker

There are lots of Jews who would rather fight than lay their heads on the chopping block. Unfortunately for us, most of them live in Israel.


39 posted on 10/26/2008 9:23:09 PM PDT by SBprone
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To: devere
How many Jews voted for Hitler? Are there any estimates?

0, give or take?

40 posted on 10/26/2008 9:24:07 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: WilliamReading
I've never heard that Sarah Palin has any Jewish ancestry...but her name is half Jewish (her first name).

She wouldn't be the first Vice President with a Jewish given name...we've had an Aaron, a Daniel, and a Levi, plus the names John and James are derived from Jewish names (James from Jacob).

41 posted on 10/26/2008 9:28:11 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Alter Kaker

1) don’t believe the polls. this is a claim that can’t even be tested on election day
2) how do we know if these people are even Jewish?


42 posted on 10/26/2008 9:30:39 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Maybe they need to read and understand this:
http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/2545716/is-america-really-going-to-do-this.thtml


43 posted on 10/26/2008 9:31:14 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Alter Kaker
I bet if Obama said outright he was for genocide he'd still get at least the New York vote.

Silly and stupid both IMO.

44 posted on 10/26/2008 9:31:29 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Entrepreneur

I wonder if it has anything to do with the fertility rate of American Jews? You have to care about future generations to turn down the siren call of government goodies today for stability for tomorrow. Or are American Jews like Europeans, slowly dwindling in numbers, concerned only with their personal benefits?


45 posted on 10/26/2008 9:31:32 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: Alter Kaker

Too bad polling data isn’t available from the German elections in the early 1930’s.


46 posted on 10/26/2008 9:32:37 PM PDT by fso301
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To: SBprone

well the israeli polls are overwhelming against Obama. Bibi looks like he will win. if he does then eat that, kapos!


47 posted on 10/26/2008 9:32:54 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some.)
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To: Alter Kaker

What the media doesn’t tell you:
http://www.jewishpress.com/pageroute.do/36501/Jews_Still_Unsure_Ab.html

80 Percent of ‘Orthodox Jews’ are for McCain.


48 posted on 10/26/2008 9:34:16 PM PDT by camerakid400
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To: Alter Kaker; All

Why does this surprise anyone? Many Jews are agnostics or atheists whose true religion is liberalism: homosexual rights, abortion, socialism, and contempt for Christian white Americans (”rednecks”).


49 posted on 10/26/2008 9:35:35 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: Boiling Pots
Lieberman should be hitting South Florida hard...Jewish voters in CA and NY don’t count.

What's the point? He won't mention Jeremiah Wright or Louis Farrakhan. He won't talk about Obama's links to radical Palestinians. I think Joe said in one synagogue that "Obama is a friend of Israel..." Absolutely useless.

50 posted on 10/26/2008 9:37:07 PM PDT by montag813
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