Skip to comments.Obama Winning Over the Jewish Vote (Gallup: 75% of Jews for O)
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%.
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.
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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Lieberman should be hitting South Florida hard...Jewish voters in CA and NY don’t count.
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
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
They shouldn’t need that to know better.
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.
My thoughts exactly. This is astounding!
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.
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.
I guess that means that we can bring home the radar unit.
Wish them best of fing luck.
If he wins, they’ll be sorry.....
And then they’ll vote for him again in ‘12.....
Yet, it never ceases to amaze me that they consistently tend to vote for those who would appease their enemies.
Isn’t Sarah Palin half-Jewish? Or is it 25 percent Jewish?
You’re assuming we will still have a vote in 12?
If they think Obama is so great ...hey then GO FOR IT !!
so sez Lydia “Saad”
I’ve noted a real fascination with socialism among Jews.
I think that is urban legend. The person they name as her grandfather isn’t her grandfather.
How many Jews voted for Hitler? Are there any estimates?
They are socialists first and Jews second.
Hard to believe. Does this mean mot American Jews are Social;ists? I’ve always considered Jews to be great capitalists!
I don’t understand it, but then I don’t understand a lot of how people decide their voting.
That way lies madness.
Jews voting for Obama are like chickens voting for Col. Sanders...sad.
“””How many Jews voted for Hitler?
Are there any estimates?””
Unfortunately Gallup was not there to poll !!
I really don’t get this. Do Jews like paying higher taxes? Do Jews no longer care about the security of Israel?
Sure...vote for Obama...but say goodbye to Israel, schm*cks.
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.
0, give or take?
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).
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?
Maybe they need to read and understand this:
Silly and stupid both IMO.
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?
Too bad polling data isn’t available from the German elections in the early 1930’s.
well the israeli polls are overwhelming against Obama. Bibi looks like he will win. if he does then eat that, kapos!
What the media doesn’t tell you:
80 Percent of ‘Orthodox Jews’ are for McCain.
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”).
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.
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