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Poll: Majority of U.S. Jews Still Support Obama
israel national news ^ | 4/4/2012, | Elad Benari

Posted on 04/03/2012 9:15:43 PM PDT by Rabin

The survey, conducted among 1,004 American Jews by the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute, found that Obama has the same level of support, 62 percent, among American Jewish voters as during a comparable point in the 2008 race.

Obama administration is blaming Israel for the recent rise in global crude oil prices. The rise in fuel prices is deemed as harming the U.S. economy and has also hurt Obama in the polls

Of Jews who supported Obama in 2008, an overwhelming majority, 86 percent, say they would like to see him re-elected

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; americanjews; bho2012; jewishvote; jews; obama
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To: newzjunkey

Has anyone ever compared the vote of urban living Jews to those that live in rural areas? Maybe it is more a function of where they mostly live than anything else?

Freegards


51 posted on 04/04/2012 9:58:59 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Rabin

You can take a Jew from Minsk, but you can’t take Minsk out of Minsk Jew.

Spoiled children of yesteryear Jewish Immigrants from Russia continue with fine tradition of Leon Bornstein aka Trotsky.

History is stern parent who never tires to repeat the spanking of ignorant. Ask the German Jew if you can find one.


52 posted on 04/04/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: SJackson
See ANOTHER poll by this collection of leftist bags with a political agenda:

http://publicreligion.org/research/2012/03/march-rns-2012-research/

BOTH these polls suggest to me that this group of leftists are running interference for Obama, trying to sway Jewish voters and trying to create a divide between conservative Jews and conservative non-Jews.

I am not Jewish. But I think there is a distinction between Jews who believe in Yahweh and the Torah and follow their religion and those individuals who are effectively atheists or agnostics and may identify themselves as Jews culturally but really have no identification with being Jewish from a religious perspective.

My suspicion is that Jews who fall into the latter category will continue to support Obama on social grounds because their connection with Jewishness as a religion and Israel are tenuous at best, and take a back seat to their social views. I believe that most Jews who follow the Jewish religion and believe in a Deity are more likely to be disaffected by Obama’s anti-Israel, anti-non-Muslim posturing.

In short, I think this is a bogus poll by a biased organization.

53 posted on 04/04/2012 11:06:46 AM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: max americana
Never met a Jew here in L.A. who is a Pubbie.

You probably haven't met too many Jews in L.A. And you never met, for one, the late Andrew Breitbart.

I'm not saying that the "Pubbie" Jews are anywhere near a majority, but they certainly do exist. In fact, the Republican Jewish Coalition has an active local chapter in Southern California. There are also a number of Jewish FReepers I know of in the area, and most would probably identify as Republicans.

54 posted on 04/04/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: rmlew
If we are lucky Ohio Secretary of State Josh Mandel and Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle will be elected to the Senate.

Mandel seems to be a good guy, but he's the Ohio State Treasurer currently, not the Secretary of State.

Lingle is undoubtedly a RINO. As governor, she and her appointed minions constantly worked to frustrate people trying to use Hawaii's equivalent of the Freedom of Information Act to obtain state records regarding Obama's place of birth.

55 posted on 04/04/2012 12:03:18 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Ransomed; All
Has anyone ever compared the vote of urban living Jews to those that live in rural areas?

I've seen some party voter registration statistics by county and ethnic group across several states. Party registration can be a considered a reasonable proxy, usually, for the way the voter votes. In general, the Dem registrations of Jewish voters are about 10 percentage points higher than their non-Jewish neighbors in their particular county.

56 posted on 04/04/2012 12:20:26 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: rmlew

Im not Jewish, I am a maronite christian whose grandparents came from lebanon. According to the greeks, queen elissa of tyre(still a city in lebanon) founded carthage after being exiled by her brother. The language they spoke is similar to aramaic which is still spoken by some maronite priests (or that may be syriac which is a more modern version) and is similar to ancient hebrew aswell.
I can see how it may mean lightning, with my limited understanding of arabic I know the word “barq” is lightning. The semitic group of languages is huge but they do have alot of similarities in some words. Upon googling what blessed was in arabic(because i didnt know theword off the topof my head) it seems to be “barak” so i can see why it can mean either. I do think lightning is more apt though.


57 posted on 04/04/2012 2:45:58 PM PDT by hannibaal
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To: Noob1999
I’ve never understood why the American Jewish population would vote Democrat!

I'll make it easy: although they are ethnically Jewish, for a large percentage of Jews (especially among Reform Jews) their real religion is Socialism. They would rather see Israel massacred than abandon Socialism.

58 posted on 04/04/2012 2:58:21 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: JudyinCanada
I also think that the Republican party, being home of the evangelical Christians, has a lot to do with it. They may not feel comfortable aligning themselves with Christians.

Yet they will happily rub elbows with Nation of Islam, atheists, and every other belief system. It indicates an irrational level of dislike for Christianity.

59 posted on 04/04/2012 3:04:59 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Ransomed; justiceseeker93
Has anyone ever compared the vote of urban living Jews to those that live in rural areas?

Yes and no. In the past I've actually broken down "Jewish" vote vs total vote in various Congressional districts with large Jewish populations. I used the Chicago area and a few NYC and NJ districts if I recall. They elect democrats. The districts. Since most Jews, virtually all who are covered by exit polls, live in urban areas, you won't be surprised that there's not much difference from their neighbors.

Rural Jews, give me a break, no one polls that, they're hard to find.

An interesting exercise, look at Jewish Senators vs Jewish population

OK, Chuckie Schumer, and NY has an 8.4% Jewish population, maybe it's significant. Boxer and Feinstein, CA 3.3%, not sure how significant the Jewish vote is. Wisconsin, Kohl and till recently Feingold, 0.5%. Minnesota, Franken, and of late Coleman and Wellstone. 0.9%, more than Wisconsin, but something else might be working here. Sanders of VT, 0.9%. Wyden of Oregon, Levin of MI, you get where this is going. These are political issues, not religious. And in a political context it's a big mistake to ascribe religious motivation to peoples votes, more accurately a big loser. You can complete the list with guys like Cardin and Lieberman, more than the less than 1% examples, but 4%- isn't much.

60 posted on 04/04/2012 4:17:41 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Rabin

This poll has internal inconsistencies. Only 86 percent of those who supported Obama in 2008 would support him now — the 14 percent would instead support a Republican. Yet, the overall Jewish voting population still supports Obama at the same 62 percent of 2008? Sounds like support has decline by 7 or 8 percent points, putting in closer to a slim majority.


61 posted on 04/04/2012 4:22:39 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: hannibaal
The Phoenicians spoke a Northwestern Semitic Language, normally considered of the "Canaanite" family, just like Hebrew, Cannanite, Ammonite and Moabite. Aramaic is its own branch of the Northwestern Semitic Family of languages.
The problem is that we are getting information from the Roman's who not only had their own axe to grind, but didn't necessarily transliterated names properly. For instance, the Romans refer to Elishat as Dido.
62 posted on 04/04/2012 5:38:10 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: PapaBear3625

There is an irritation fear and bigotry towards Christianity in many. It is a bigotry they share with out “cosmopolitan” oikophobic liberals. They don’t really come across Nation of Islam followers and the bigotry of non-whites is always minimized in their minds.
There are also ultra-Othodox Jews who don’t know or understand Christianity. Many Jews don’t seem to understand taht there are many different sects of Christians in America and that a state church is both unconstitutional and impossible.


63 posted on 04/04/2012 5:47:36 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Rabin

No way would I ever believe the “Polls”...

Not one Jew that I know of is voting for him, and that includes the ones who did in the past. He is now seen exactly for what he is - a virulent anti-semite. Even the Jews in the Reformed movement are seeing it now.

As for selling out Israel,the leftists would just love everyone to keep believing that.

Nothing is further from the truth...... Most of us have family and friends living there, so for that reason alone, we are concerned for its survival.


64 posted on 04/05/2012 10:36:50 PM PDT by Never A Dull Moment
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To: justiceseeker93

I gather, the poll was NOT conducted in conservative Jewish areas...


65 posted on 04/05/2012 11:19:02 PM PDT by PRePublic (9)
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Abortion.


66 posted on 04/05/2012 11:24:33 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: PRePublic
I gather, the poll was NOT conducted in conservative Jewish areas...

No, it was done over the Internet, so had no formal geographic distribution. However, as I said, the poll participants obviously skewed to the left, simply because that's the kind of people that the sponsoring web site attracts.

67 posted on 04/06/2012 4:43:01 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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