Skip to comments.Poll: Jewish Democrats Abandoning Obama for Romney, Economy, Israel
Posted on 10/04/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT by IsraelBeach
Poll: Jewish Democrats Abandoning Obama for Romney, Economy, Israel
By Karen Levy
Israel News Agency
New York, New York --- October 4, 2012 ... Jewish Democrats who have voted for Democratic Presidents in the past four Presidential elections are now jumping ship and plan on voting for the economic and foreign policies advocated by US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The INA poll, which was released after the first Presidential debate last night where Mitt Romney clearly buried a depressed and nervous Barack Obama, illustrates that over fifty percent of all democratic voters are now either unsure or committed to voting for the Romney team.
Another poll released last month confirms predictions that Obama was losing up to a quarter of the Jewish votes he got in 2008. The Investors Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP Poll gives a breakdown of religion along with other demographic groups.
"American Jews have always picked the liberal side due to their own history of suffering," said Joel Leyden, Director of Jews4MittRomney.com. "American Jews have always perceived the Democratic Party as being more sensitive and understanding to human issues. But after four years of no hope and no change, of unemployment at its worst rate in over 30 years, and with Israel being threatened with nuclear weapons by Iran, the Jewish vote is now going through an historic transition."
President Barack Obama was badly defeated in his first televised Presidential debate last night. Obama faced a confident, knowledgeable and aggressive Mitt Romney who was not intimated by the President's arrogance.
Mitt Romney took control of the first debate and won it handily on both substance and style," said Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks.
Last night Americans saw the real Mitt Romney, not the caricature of the negative attack ads and biased media reports. They saw Romney in command of the facts, secure in his principles and demonstrating the leadership and competence that has been missing in the White House for nearly four years."
Brooks added: Romney made his case effectively on taxes, jobs, protecting the middle class, and health care. But he also gave voice to the enduring values of America, showed how far we have strayed from them under the Obama administration, and pledged to turn America back onto the path of economic growth and opportunity for all.
All of US major media from CNN, FOX and the New York Times to AP, USAToday and the LA Times agreed that Obama was "rusty", "depressed" "not familiar with the issues" and "passive" when confronted by an articulate Romney.
"Obama is not used to being challenged in public," said Leyden. "He used master sales skills and was the right person at the right place using the right race card when running for his first term. American Jews as all Americans are now suffering. The lack of employment, homes being auctioned by banks, members of the US military not being allowed to vote and recent college graduates joining the unemployment lines have made everyone nervous. When one looks outside the US they see the Middle East in turmoil and America's most loyal ally - Israel - being ignored by the White House."
A Facebook group Jews for Mitt Romney has opened on the Internet and promises to answer many questions that Jewish democrats may have about Mitt Romney. As the Facebook groups states: "Republicans also have a heart. A very large and caring heart for Americans. We believe in enabling people, not making them dependent on government services. But if they need government services - they will be there."
"Barack Obama can ignore Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jewish children carrying gas masks in Israel but he can't ignore the US public," said Leyden.
"On February 1, 2009, Obama said that his presidency would be a one-term proposition if the economy did not recover in three years. As Romney, a documented success in making Massachusetts thrive as governor and US businesses prosper and grow as one of America's most respected business leaders, said last night - the President may own his own airplane and house, but he does not own the facts. The facts illustrate a failed President who has made many promises and has kept none."
Great news. Better late than...
Obama will win the Jewish vote by a smaller margin, but he’ll still win it.
If Obama gets less than 60% of Jewish Vote.....
They finally figured out Obama is in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood that wants to destroy their nation. Islam and Communism have joined forces to weaken the very foundations of this nation so that the Islamic empire can expand and absorb the U.S. as soon as they feel their power base and numbers are sufficient to pull it off. Glad the Jewish population in the U.S. Has finally woken up.
Anyone who is still unsure after last night is a Chris Mathews-Rachel Madcow style idiot.
Which has more compassion? Look at the charitable giving of each side. Then make your decision.
The Republican Jewish C. ran an effective TV ad in Fl. About Obama’s anti-Israelism.
Great news! Go Mitt!
Can’t wait until Racheal Madcow gets this info in the morning. She may spew.
just Jewish democrats
Any Jews that votes for Obama is the equivalent of the German Jews that thought Kristallnacht would just be a singular occasion and not a harbinger.
I don’t know how one Jew could vote for him. I am not equating Obama to a Nazi, I’ll leave it to the other side to throw around those epithets. What rational, thinking Jewish person thinks Obama has their faith’s or homeland’s back?
Let me see if I can understand this... was Romney implying zer0's arrogance? Was zer0 hinting or suggesting Romney was aggressive?
The way obamma has treated the Prime Minister of Israel ever since he entered office vs the way he embraces the moslems should have disgusted many Jewish Democrats to switch their vote in this election!
Romney being a “religious oddball” (Mormon) may actually help with this wannabe broad minded group.
Where's the poll, do you have a link?
My family is a lost cause.
Woah, woah, woah
Look, thanks to Obamamath, the more he loses among specific groups, the more likely an Obama victory.
I asked a Jewish republican friend of mine that very question. He said most Jews in the USA are Jews by race and don’t take the active practice of their alleged faith seriously. He said most at his synagogue who truly live pious lives of forbearance according to the scriptures will vote for Romney.
Obama will be lucky to get 30% of the Jewish vote this year.
That is the reason for the huge Democrat oversampling in the polls; they know that they are losing the intelligent Jews.
Every Jewish conservative knows your pain.
Uh-huh. I remain unconvinced.
For reasons I have NEVER been able to understand, the majority of Jews in America support the Dem Party despite the fact that the Dems hate Jews and wish that the Arabs would overrun and destroy Israel.
I don’t get it.
Oh yeah, the KKK, Janet Reno, Rahm Emanuel et al...they're exactly like that.
A real sleeper issue for Jewish voters is the status of their children’s job prospects after college. Jews are traditionally more concerned with education at the college and graduate level than most, if not all, other demographic groups. Who knows how many Jewish parents are sitting on co-signed college and graduate school loans and watching their children still looking for work in that discipline they paid for. And now they are also on the hook for payments.
For once the checkbook issue triumphs their traditional belief systems.
I am sorry for you, seeing these things in your family. Choosing blindness and darkness willfully is a spiritual condition quite apart from faith. Our nation is in peril by this thinking. Prayers for you and your family.
I like the 5 questions on the page ‘Jews4Obama’
(Strike last comment)
I meant the 5 questions here http://www.jews4mittromney.com/
Two of my clients are Jews but never go to the Synagogue or practice their faith. Both die hard Democrats always and forever whose favorite newspaper is the New York Times. Gave up long ago trying to have a sensible conservation with them about political issues long ago. I still, on occasion, cannot resist saying, “I tried to tell you so” though.
I fail to see how or why Obama is worshipped like a false god when it’s apparent how much he lies and how damaging his policies and actions are for our nation. I fail to see how the liberals cannot see his ties to the Muslim brotherhood, his hatred towards America and God, his disdain for the Constitution which he would desperately like to rid of the 1st and 2nd am,endments, his buildup of internal police elements which include over 2500 APCs, millions of rounds of ammunition, new NSA domestic spying station, microwave crowd dispersion vehicles, new technology which can retarget lightning bolts to use them as weapons (see Revelation 13:13), his passage of laws / legislation against the will of the people by circumventing Congress (Obamacare and other laws which pertain to the ability to protest and infringe on free speech), horrible foreign policy which has resulted in an emboldened terrorist element, his giving away foreign aid to terrorist elements....ok I’ll stop here but this could continue for pages...you get my drift.
Yet they are either too hypnotized, gullible, naive, stupid, or stubborn to understand that this President is a Manchurian Candidate with ties to Communist Part ideologies and that his real job is to remove America’s economic and military power for radical terrorist elements.
I don’t see any evidence of a INA poll on the web.
Can someone post a link to it?
BTW I saw over over 36 RR Yard signs in Boca yesterday
Thank g-d for the Republican Jewish Coalition whose job is to enlighten American Jews. They are doing an excellent job!
Yep. Those would would rather die than vote for a serious Christian might be persuaded to vote for a Mormon.
Checkbook issues eventually come to the forefront. Not that many parents are willing to tolerate seeing their children unemployed and seeing a bleak financial future, for the sake of ideology. It's fine to talk about "caring" and "redistribution of wealth", right up to the point where it's THEIR wealth being redistributed.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
The more accurate word here is MISPERCEIVED, because the perception of the 'Rat party "as being more sensitive and understanding to human issues" is clearly historical revisionism. Taking private funds away coercively from the citizens and using it to redistribute wealth accordance to the fancies of government bureaucrats doesn't necessarily correlate with "being more sensitive and understanding to human issues." (Private American Jews themselves did much laudable work in this area long before government became dominant.) Neither is support for affirmative action and quotas. And what about the Democratic Party's connection to slavery, the KKK, and Jim Crow?
No, the Jewish Left's embrace of the Democratic Party is more a matter of irrational behavior and historical mythology rather than what really happened in the United States.
Hopefully, the author of this story is at least partially correct, and many Jewish voters will break their nasty addiction to the Democrats and will switch over to Mitt Romney, the only one of the two major candidates in this race who is pro-Israel and philo-Semitic.
Firstly, Lindbergh was not an American political figure as such, and never held elective office or politically-appointed office outside the military. He was probably a Republican, since his father was once a GOP Congressman and he married into the family of an ambassador appointed by a GOP president, but aside from a strange feud or two with Franklin D. Roosevelt, he was not a political character.
There is no historical evidence of Charles A. Lindbergh being a Nazi or a Nazi collaborator. Lindbergh did visit Nazi Germany before the onset of WWII and was allowed to visit some of its military aircraft facilities through "friendships" with Nazi military personnel. But he reported back his findings to the US government, and so his mission to Germany was actually as an American spy. Since Germany was ahead of the US in military aircraft technology at that point, Lindbergh could have provided very useful information.
I strongly doubt the authenticity of the photo you posted with a swastika purportedly painted on "The Spirit of St. Louis." "The Spirit of St. Louis" made its famous trans-Atlantic flight to Paris with Lindbergh piloting solo in 1927. I'd be sure it was retired in the United States before the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933. It would never have been on German soil, certainly not during the Nazi era. So I can't see how, when, or where some Nazi(s) might have painted a swastika on it with Lindbergh's permission. To claim as you did that that is a true photo of the nose cone of "The Spirit of St. Louis" would require historical research to document the connections of those names on it to the history of the aircraft itself.
That's all pretty weak and old-news compared to the actions of the current moslem-in-chief and the historic RAT racism dating back to before the Civil War.
I didn't know about Lindburg, but I did know that the RAT-god Joe Kennedy was a Nazi sympathizer and Rockefeller, and Henry Ford, I believe.
Although some of this stuff is true, and self inflicted, most of the nazi slurs on Republicans has been the deliberate result of the RATagandists, who themselves are actually CPUSA "progressives".
Yes. The guess here is a 60-40 split.
But this considerable shift to the GOP, as compared to 2008, has to be keeping the Debbie Wasserman Schultzes of the world up at night fearing that it could perhaps be decisive for Romney in Florida, Ohio, or Nevada.
There are two types of Jews, the ones who care about Israel and the ones who don’t. Orthodox Jews vote Republican(If you’ve ever watched the Chabad telethon those are Orthodox Jews)..the Jews that have family in Israel or moved here from Israel(like my family did) also vote Republican. When my family came here in the late 60s they were automatically registered as Dems but my family overwhelmingly vote Republican(except a few of them but even they are seeing the light now). I recently saw a poll that shows that when it comes to Israel, its dead last as to what they care about(And these were the ones that voted Democrat)
Only because the GOP is full of spineles, useless linguini who allow the Dems to define them.
The history of the Republican Party is one that is replete with far more real support for minorities versus the lip service paid by the Dems to minorities.
As I stated before, I will NEVER understand how American Jews support the aims and goals of the Dem Party who hold Israel in contempt. I don't get it and I hope I never will.
With respect to your service in the IDF, I applaud and honor your service. It's a funny thing how war tends ro change your perspectives about life, isn't it?