On eve of Romney visit, U.S. Jews continue to favor Obama by 68%-25%, new poll shows


Gallup poll also finds that Americans view Netanyahu favorably by a margin of 35%-23%, but Democrats are growing increasingly unfavorable.

ed note–what this more than likely means then is a repeat of the contest that took place in 2000 when right wing Jews fought their left-wing counterparts over whether it was going to be Bush or Gore White House, and DO NOT rule out Netanyahu & co assassinating Obama if they think he stands a chance at being re-elected.

Haaretz

On the eve of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel, a new Gallup poll reveals that Jewish American voters continue to support his rival, U.S. President Barack Obama, by a wide 68%-25% margin.

According to the poll, released on Friday, Americans have a generally positive view of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with 35% viewing him favorably, compared to 23% who view him negatively. 41% of Americans say they have no opinion of Netanyahu one way or another.

The new results closely match the overall American opinion that Americans had of Netanyahu at the end of 1999, Gallup said, with one crucial difference: Republicans now have a higher opinion of the Israeli prime minister than they did then, and Democrats have a lower opinion.

According to the new poll, Republicans favor Netanyahu by a wide margin of 50% positive against only 16% who view him negatively, but among Democrats, only 25% view him positively while 31% view him negatively. Among independent voters, Netanyahu’s ratings are 32% positive and 23% negative.

The large disparity between the two American parties is ascribed in the Gallup communiqué to the frosty relations between Obama and Netanyahu, but they also reflect the concern voiced by many American Jewish leaders that by trying to use Israel as a “wedge issue” in the American elections, Republicans are contributing to a distancing of Democrats from support for Israel, in general, and its current government, in particular.

In any case, the poll shows that until now, the Republican campaign against Obama’s attitude toward Israel has achieved only modest results and Romney has his work cut out for him if he is seeking to change the equation in Israel. With 68% of the vote and 7% undecided, Obama seems to be on track to coming close to his 2008 levels of support among Jewish voters, which was estimated to be about 75%.

  1. #1 by dachsielady on July 28, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    This is a stupid meaningless poll.

    There are relative few voters who are Jewish (mainly in New York and Florida). They will mainly vote for Obama but their votes are not what will count for Obama. Jewish political action organizations, i.e., lobbyists, are the entities that will garner many many votes for Obama and those lobbyist-garnered votes are the only ones that will be in the kinds of numbers that could make Obama win, not the votes of individual Jews. It all depends on who the Brotherhood of Darkness wants to win this election, as even number of votes cast, whether cast by Jews or individuals purchased by Jews, does not really matter, though polls and media like to keep us thinking in that vein. The whole voting, vote counting, and political process has been a fraud and joke for decades.

    One of my favorite quotes…

    “You give me a couple of elections commissioners, and I’ll make those lever machines sing ‘Home Sweet Home.”
    Huey P. Long, circa 1931

  2. #2 by 30.06 on July 28, 2012 - 8:03 pm

    You can never satisfy the Jew , no matter what you do for him , it is never enough .
    They will always eventually find something to whine about , and then you become an enemy , an anti-semite !

  3. #3 by Destiny's Child on July 28, 2012 - 8:07 pm

    Boomerang, I never needed any convincing….

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