Breaking: US citizens in Israel vote 85% Romney, 14% Obama (UPDATED WITH FULL RESULTS)
According to my sources, iVoteIsrael held a press conference today, at which they announced that 85%(!!!!) of the ballots cast by American citizens residing in Israel for the US elections went to Mitt Romney. 85%!!!!!
More information to follow when I have it.
UPDATE 5:46 PM
It should be noted that according to official statistics, there are over 163,000 American voters in Israel (and there are actually probably more).
UPDATE 5:48 PM
There were 80,000 votes cast from Israel in the US Presidential election.
UPDATE 6:11 PM
I should probably clarify that the poll was based upon an exit sample of 1,572 voters of the 80,000 who voted, with a margin of error of +/- 2.5%
Here's some more info.
Romney beat Obama by a wide margin in Florida and Ohio, 84.8% to 15.1% in Florida , and 85.8% to 18.1% in Ohio. (I have no idea why the numbers in Ohio add up to more than 100% - I was just given the numbers).
I suspect that the sample sizes in many states other than New York (which statistically has over 40% of the eligible voters) might be too small to be statistically meaningful.
When asked, “What is the most important issue to you in these elections?” 11.2% said jobs and the (US) economy, 2.7% said healthcare, 11.2% said Iran, 0.9% said taxation, 61.3% said Israel-related issues, and 10% said "other."
UPDATE 6:46 PM
Here are the full results, which have been uploaded to ScribD.
iVoteIsrael 2012 Exit Poll