More Bad News For Mitt
09/20/2012 - 15:21
Helen Chernikoff
According to an AJC poll, 69 percent of Florida's Jewish voters favor Barack Obama over Mitt Romney. Getty Images.
According to an AJC poll, 69 percent of Florida's Jewish voters favor Barack Obama over Mitt Romney. Getty Images.

In the wake of the Republican presidential candidate’s widely criticized remarks that the 47 percent of Americans who back President Obama are “dependent on government” and don’t pay income tax comes an ominous survey from the American Jewish Commitee.

The poll, of 254 registered Jewish voters in the key swing state of Florida, found President Barack Obama leading Romney 69 percent to 25 percent, with 5 percent undecided, when asked who they would vote for if the election was held today.

QEV Analytics conducted the poll by telephone from September 7 through September 9. The number of respondents is a representative sample, AJC spokesman Kenneth Bandler said.

The National Jewish Democratic Council jumped on the news right away, sending out a triumphant press release and adding that recent data from Gallup found Obama leading 70 percent to 25 percent nationally.

The Republican Jewish Coalition could not be immediately reached for comment, but on Twitter its response to the poll was to retweet one @noahpollak, who pointed out that the same poll showed 74 percent of Florida’s Jewish voters supporting Israeli military action against Iran should diplomacy fails. 62 percent support U.S. action.

Comments

I don't know why Jews like Ms. Chernikoff continue to spin the data in a ploy to aid Obama's re-election campaign.
'...in the key swing state of Florida, found President Barack Obama leading Romney 69 percent to 25 percent, with 5 percent undecided.'
Sounds like a landslide for Obama, right? Wrong. In 2008, Obama received 78% of the Jewish vote nationally, compared to 22% for MCain. This new poll puts Romney at least 3% ahead of McCain's results which translates to as many as a 30,000 vote swing in Florida to Romney. That is more than enough to put Florida in the Romney camp.
I think we might see a replay of the Dewey-Truman presidential race. Dewey was the favorite. On election night, a newspaper headline even declared Dewey the winner. Unfortunately for Dewey, the actual vote tally showed Truman the winner. Thank goodness. Truman was a great friend of Israel.

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