Obama lead over Romney grows among Jewish voters
Gallup poll data published by Buzzfeed.com indicates 70 percent of registered Jewish voters plan to vote for Obama up from 64 percent this spring.
Among Jewish voters, President Barack Obama's lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney is growing, according to recent unreleased Gallup daily tracking poll data reported on Buzzfeed.com.
According to the polling data culled between July 1 and September 10, 70 percent of registered Jewish voters planned to vote for President Obama. Only 25 percent of voters said they were planning to vote for Mitt Romney, with 5 percent undecided.
These results indicate a decline from earlier this spring, when 64 percent of registered Jewish voters said they would vote for Obama and 29 percent said they would support his Republican contender.
The data Buzzfeed.com obtained from Democratic sources has a margin of error of 4 percent. If the poll data faithfully predicts the real voting data, the Jewish support for Obama would be more or less equivalent to the support the Jewish community gave in 2008, when some 78 percent of Jewish voters cast their ballots for Obama.
The rise in Jewish support for Obama, seems to indicate that American Jews are less concerned with Israel than might be thought. Accusations that Romney has been making, such as accusing Obama of "throwing allies like Israel under the bus," and failing to deal with Iran's nuclear program, don't seem to be helping garner Jewish support for the Republican candidate.
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