INHO, the survey was done by a very liberal organization, and appear tobe delusional..
Yes, sheik, I thought the same thing, but wouldn't use the term "delusional."
According to the posted article, "The 2012 Jewish Values Survey was conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute among a random sample of 1,004 self identified Jewish adults (age 18 or older) who are a part of the Knowledge Networks' KnowledgePanel."
This is far from a "random sample" of American Jews as a whole, since the participants are self-selected by their previous participation in this "KnowledgePanel," which appears to be a left-leaning site, and therefore attracts a more left-leaning population than the more standard telephone polling would. In fact, Jews who are more conservative politically would probably be statistically less likely to even use the Internet at all, let alone use that particular site. Therefore, there is good reason to think that the end result, 62% voting for Obama, is an overestimate of his support in the Jewish community. By the same logic, the 4% of respondents here who reported Israel as their most important issue is undoubtedly a gross underestimate for the American Jewish population as a whole.
It takes a lot of chutzpah for the polling organization to use this flawed technique and proclaim that their results reflect the attitudes of the American Jewish community as a whole.