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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Obama doesn't have enough 'Jewish vote' to win Florida

It would be sweet if the Jews of Florida cost Barack Hussein Obama his reelection. My own view is that one of the selling points that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush may be using in touting Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) as a Vice Presidential candidate (Hat Tip: Memeorandum) may be Rubio's ability to sway the Jewish vote in Florida to the Republican side. Whatever it is the Republicans are doing, it seems to be working. If the election were held today, President Obama does not have enough Jewish votes to win Florida.
One of Obama's biggest hurdles: capturing Florida's Jewish voters. The president, polls show, has about 60-65 percent of the Jewish vote, but, says [Democratic pollster Doug] Schoen, if Obama does not win “a full 75 percent...it could, in fact, be decisive.”

The state is “effectively deadlocked,” said Schoen, the author of “Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What It Means for 2012 and Beyond.”

“Jews are necessarily torn, because they see the president as somebody who, aspirationally, has committed himself to Israel,” he said. “At the same time, there have been concerns about the settlement policy and also about the nature of his commitment to do whatever it takes in Iran.

“Now I would tell you he has provided probably more advanced weapons systems to Israel than any president before, but – nonetheless – there are these nagging concerns in the Jewish community that just haven’t gone away.”
Read the whole thing and watch the video (which I could not embed). Every vote is going to count. Especially in Florida.

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At 7:04 PM, Blogger Findalis said...

While many Jews will not vote for Romney, they will not vote for Obama too. Instead they are acting like they did in 1980. While there is no Anderson, there still is Bugs Bunny. I've discovered that Mr. Bunny (A WW 2 Vet) is getting a great deal of support from the Jewish community. One M. Mouse is also garnering a great deal of support.

Any vote that would have gone to Obama that now goes elsewhere is in effect an vote for Romney.

Obama is going to awaken to a new reality on Nov. 7, 2012.


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