I am still confused on how they know they are calling Jewish people. Do we have a little star next to our name in the phone book that I never noticed?
So, I take this with a grain of salt as to raw percentages, but do agree that this is the trend.
I think most polling now incorporates asking about race and religious affiliation, as well as factors that have nothing to do with party registration.
But I doubt that Jews are moving towards Romney in great numbers, though I suspect he will get much better numbers than McCain did.
Good question (and funny too). I try to use a different accent every time I get a "survey" question on the phone to throw them off.
Of greater interest......... what is a Jew.
Are there fundamentalist, “evangelical” Jews?
Is the 35% that group?
I’ve known some poll takers - they know what we eat for breakfast...
They asked each respondent their religious preference -- Catholic, Prstestant, other Christian, Jewish, Other. I.e., no star unless you asked for one.
Of an 812 total sample, I can't imagine there being more 25-30 Jewish respondents -- in which case the sample is way too small to be a reliable measure of Jewish presidential preferences.
I would say that at least half of those polls a month or so ago asked for religious affiliation, whether they were robo-calls or had a genuine human being asking the questions.
I’m guessing they are calling anyone with the last name Goldstien, Katz, Goldberg, Kaplan, etc.
Jewish type names are easily recognizable. Not that they are all Jewish or support the Demorat ticket but most can feel assured that the name does reflect being Jewish.
they ask religion: catholic, baptist, methodist, jewish, etc.