Friday, June 8, 2012

Gallup Poll: Romney's Support Among Jewish Voters - Highest Since Reagan

Public Opinion Polls continue to show a close race in November, with numerous polls showing Mitt Romney with a slight lead in 2 of the critical battleground state - Florida and Ohio.

A recent Quinnipiac poll had Romney leading the president in Florida by a 47-41 margin, and in the latest bi-partisan Purple Strategies poll of battleground states, Romney is leading the President in Ohio by 3 percentage points and in Florida by 4

Much of that can be attributed to the Jewish vote, both in Ohio and Florida, in which the Jewish vote makes up 5-8 percent of the electorate on Election Day.

Consistent with other poll data, President Obama now leads Mitt Romney among registered Jewish voters 64% to 29%, according to the latest Gallup poll. That's a 14 point decline in support for the President since 2008, and a 7 point increase in support for the Republican candidate, since John McCain's 22 percent on election day. 

While Obama now at 46% is down among all registered voters by 5%, among Jewish voters he is down 10 points since Gallup's last poll in 2008. According to Gallup, 83% of Jewish registered voters say they definitely will vote, which put's Obama at around 60% of the vote, compared to Romney's 30%. This is currently the highest portion of Jewish votes for a Republican candidate since Reagen in 1984.


Jean-Pierre said...

As a liberal previous Obama Jewish voter I wanted to share why Obama loses my vote in this election.

First it had to do with his changing US policy-Israel should negotiate based on the 67 lines.

Then there was the refusal to endorse the Bush letter tying the US to Israel keeping the major settlement blocs.

But beyond these issues there was some question in my mind about what he really felt about Israel.

Could he be motivated by a desire to achieve a two state solution to help Israel?

Would he actually make a military move on Iran when it gets its nuke?

Does he really understand the diplomatic Mideast war?

Or is he motivated by political correctness and believes strongly in the 67 lines being borders ?

It did not help that in Cairo he did not mention a Jewish historical claim to the land of Israel besides the Holocaust.

That he sided for so many years with Jeremiah Wright also did not help.

Neither did his refusal to free Jonathan Pollard.

Other little things like how long it took the White House to send a condolence to Netanyahu.

and how his pressure about the settlements went beyond the position of the PA at the time, and resulted in complete deadlock.

So in the end I lost trust

Jean-Pierre said...