Monday, August 15, 2011

The Jewish Vote in 2012

Electoral history tells us that Jewish voters tend to support the Democratic Party by wide margins, even though the Republican Party historically is more supportive of Israeli and Jewish interests abroad. Some predict this will change, due to younger Jews leaning Conservative, but most consider the vote locked in.

There has been increasing speculation that President Obama's raging anti-Israel attitude might cause portions of America's Jewish voting bloc to shift rightward and support the eventual Republican nominee, because we have basically become the party of Israeli interests by all barometers - and we're proud of it.

So that's why the Gallup survey released yesterday should send warning signs to President Obama's election team, because the interesting results s the potential for the greatest turnout among Jewish voters for the Republican Party since 1988.

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