Friday, February 3, 2012

Some Good Poll News For GOP About The Jewish Vote

While the Jewish population is small, they [we, as I am Jewish] have had a big impact in some states, like Florida. That is because the vote has been almost a consensus vote with up to 80% of Jews voting Democrat. So, when that percentage falls, even a small amount, it will hurt the Democrats.

Hat Tip: The Republican Jewish Coalition newsletter quoting the Pew Research Center.

From the Pew Research Center:
In 2008, 72% of Jews identified themselves as Democrats or said they leaned toward the Democratic Party, and Democrats held a 52-point advantage among this group. In 2011, the Democratic advantage among Jews has shrunk to 36 points, with 29% of the Jewish population aligning with the GOP. While the majority of Jews are still Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party, Democrats' dominance among this group has weakened since the last presidential election. In fact, Jews are the only religious group analyzed in which the percentage who identify themselves as Republican (as opposed to leaning toward the GOP) has risen significantly. [Emphasis added.]

And while a majority of Jews still consider themselves Democrats, this reduced amount will be very helpful [in some important swing states] to the GOP in the upcoming presidential election in November.   Plus, I know, from anecdotal evidence, while most Jews still are Democrats [and would never think about becoming Republicans], those Democrats will not all vote for president Obama in the upcoming election.  That is very encouraging.

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