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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

American Jews waking up to reality of Obama

According to the American Jewish Committee's annual survey, American Jews are finally starting to understand that their President is an incompetent boor. Here are some highlights of the survey (written by me).

Majorities disapprove of Obama's performance as President generally, and his handling of the US - Israel relationship in particular. Far more American Jews approve of Israel's Right wing government, led by Binyamin Netanyahu, than approve of President Obama. Obama does not break 60% of the Jewish vote against any Republican candidate - a number that could be fatal to his reelection chances, as it was to Jimmy Carter's.

Significantly, most American Jews disapprove of the establishment of a 'Palestinian state' 'in the current situation.' A huge majority disapprove of 'Palestinian' unilateralism at the United Nations, but a large majority also oppose dividing Jerusalem, and a mere 8% favor dismantling all of the 'settlements' as part of a 'peace agreement.' Large majorities agree that the conflict is existential and that the United States should withhold aid from the 'Palestinian Authority' if it forms a unity government with Hamas. And 96% believe that the 'Palestinians' should be required to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a final peace settlement.

A majority disapprove of Obama's handling of Iran, and a huge majority believe that there is little or no chance of sanctions against Iran working. A majority would support US military action against Iran (which Obama would never do) if sanctions fail, and an even larger majority would approve of Israel doing so.

A plurality of American Jews think the US is losing in Iraq, and a large majority think it's losing in Afghanistan.

The Republican Jewish Coalition issued a statement in response to the survey.
“The AJC poll reinforces what we saw in the special election in New York’s 9th congressional district two weeks ago – that President Obama is losing Jewish support,” said RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks. “In fact, the approval numbers that President Obama got in this poll put him at near-Jimmy Carter levels of disapproval among American Jews. For the first time, a plurality or majority of respondents disapproved of the President’s handling of key issues such as the economy and the U.S.-Israel relationship. These numbers show why Democrats are scrambling to shore up their support in the Jewish community.”

Brooks concluded, “These results demonstrate on a national scale what the vote in NY-9 showed us on a local scale. Despite the Democrats’ spin to the contrary, there can be no dispute now that President Obama has a serious problem among Jewish voters.”
Shmuel Rosner agrees. Among eight insightful observations he makes about the survey is this one:
If the President’s team was exposed to numbers similar to the ones presented in the AJC poll, it makes the effort invested in the Jewish community in recent weeks much more understandable. If these are the real numbers of Jewish support than NY-9 was not an outlier, it was reality.
Read the whole thing (it's quick).

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At 2:23 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

60% will still vote for this guy? Instead of 78%. Just unbelievable. People need to listen to a variety of sources and skip listening to the mainstream Jewish communal organizations if they've still got *anyone* thinking that voting for Obama's posse is even minimally acceptable in this world. Even apart from Israel... they have used tax $$ to buy and transfer firearms to the drug monsters in Mexico and the U.S. There are people dying by gunshot (and decapitation) and starvation because of these people's actions. How can our Jews vote for this at all?!? Ugh.

At 5:03 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

This one came through on the PJM twitterfeed. Very well written. A little like David Horowitz's experience, although seemingly less radical. I guess I just don't know people like this guy, but I guess they are out there:


At 7:35 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Nope. Just a tiny minority waking up.

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