Gallup: Obama Way Ahead With Jewish Voters

From the Swamp:


by Frank James

Here's an interesting finding from Gallup's pollsters -- almost as many Jewish voters say they would vote for Sen. Barack Obama for president against Sen. John McCain, the all-but-official Republican presidential nominee, as say they would vote for Sen. Hillary Clinton against McCain.

According to Gallup, 61 percent of Jewish voters surveyed said they'd vote for Obama in the general election versus 32 percent who say they'd vote for McCain.

That compares with 66 percent of Jewish voters who said they'd vote for Clinton to the 27 percent who said they'd vote for McCain

Gallup suggested the poll indicated that Obama hasn't been noticeably hurt by his past relationship with his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., who has spoken positively of Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam and has rebuked Israel for the plight of Palestinians...


bryce said...

The title says, "Gallup: Obama Way Ahead With Jewish Voters" but that's only against McCain. The article itself makes it clear that Obama is trailing Clinton with Jewish voters.

I wonder whether Obama's choice of foreign advisors, namely the Carteresque one who met with Hamas, had any affect on all those Jews who are for Obama.


John D. Enright said...

Here's an even better poll:
One West Virginia exit poll showed that only 36% of Clinton supporters would vote for Obama in the general election

andy said...

Never was I more ashamed of being Jewish than when Schumer defeated D'Amato in the NY Senate race in '98 with the help of overwhelming Jewish support. Al D'Amato was the best friend in the Senate that the Jewish people have had in my lifetime.

Tzvee said...

wow i never realized that...

bryce said...


Not quite as bad as Clinton's "We were under sniper fire," but it doesn't do wonders for Obama's record of honesty.