Wednesday, May 9, 2012

RJC: Major Erosion in Jewish Support for Obama Could Impact The Presidential Race

Last week I wrote my analysis on the AJC Jewish voters poll. Im my published piece in this week's Jewish Voice, Matt Brooks, Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, offered some of his insights with regard to Romney's ability to court Jewish votes in the general: 
"Speaking to the Jewish Voice, Matt Brooks, Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition said the while it’s too early to predict the outcome, “The poll data underscores President Obama’s significant problem with American Jewish voters, and a major erosion in support.” 

While expressing confidence in Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s ability to make significant inroads among Jewish voters, Brooks pointed out that in 2000, George W. Bush got only 19 percent of the Jewish Vote and narrowly carried Florida. And by the time of his re-election, with an overall 24% of the Jewish vote, the state of Florida wasn’t even close. However, he added, that “the more votes we take from the Democrat’s core base, the more it will impact the overall competitiveness of this race,” Brooks said."

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