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Monday, August 16, 2004

Mazel Tov

Slim posting, I know, and my apologies for the lack of contact. Lots on the proverbial plate, and will post as I'm able, but wanted to share this from Haaretz:

WASHINGTON - Seventy-five percent of Jewish American voters will vote for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the upcoming November elections, according to a survey released Monday.

The study, sponsored by the National Jewish Democratic Council, found that 75 percent of Jews polled said they would vote for Kerry, while only 22 percent said they would re-elect President George W. Bush.

The results contradict Republicans' claims that American Jewry is facing a historic change in voting habits, leading to mass support of Bush in the upcoming elections.

Republicans believed a record 40 percent of Jews would vote for Bush in November, but according to Monday's study, the president's base of Jewish supporters has not changed significantly since the 2000 elections, when he received 19 percent of the Jewish vote.

The study also shows Jews ranked Kerry highly on issues such as domestic affairs and the economy. Two-thirds of respondents also said that they believed Kerry would be better for Israel than Bush.

2 comments: to “ Mazel Tov

  • Anonymous
    August 16, 2004 5:42 PM  

    What is interesting is that if American Jews favor Kerry,Israelis favor Bush

    "" Israelis overwhelmingly prefer President Bush to his challenger, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), a new poll shows.

    A Tel Aviv University survey last week showed 49 percent of Israelis preferred Bush to 18 percent for Kerry. The poll had a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points. The poll conducted by the Teleseker organization also broke preferences down according to Israeli party affiliation. Likud voters preferred Bush to Kerry by 69 percent to 18 percent; Labor voters preferred Kerry 44-36 percent. The U.S. candidates were in a statistical dead heat among Shinui voters. An earlier Teleseker poll showed Bush out-polling Kerry 48-29.""

    This IsraƩli poll is more in line withe the Republican belief that 40 % of Jews would vote for Bush.

    If the National Jewish Democratic Council reflects the truth then all Bush will have won,thanks to his Irak war,is Israelis voters !! But unfortunately for Bush Israelis do not vote in the USA [ yet ! ]

  • Black coffee & a smoke...
    August 16, 2004 6:26 PM  

    Ah, but Americans overseas now living in Israel helped give the 2000 vote to Bush! And they might do it again.

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