Jews Overwhelmingly Support President, Rebuffing Conservative Efforts to Turn Israel into Wedge Issue
Election-Night Polls of Jewish Voters Show Strong Backing for President, Democrats and Two-State Solution
MEDIA TELEBRIEFING with Pollster, Today, Nov 7(th) at 1PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A five-year campaign to sway the historically loyal Jewish Democratic voting bloc, backed by tens of millions of dollars, failed dramatically, according to 2012 election-night polls of Jewish voters nationally and in Florida and Ohio.
President Obama’s 70 percent of Jewish support, compared to Mitt Romney’s 30 percent, deals a crushing blow to the hopes of right-of-center donors and activists who hoped to turn Israel into a partisan wedge issue to damage the president and Democrats. These efforts to turn support and pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians into a political third-rail for American Jews proved futile, nationally and in key swing states. In Florida and Ohio, the president captured 68 and 69 percent of the Jewish vote, respectively.
Pollster Jim Gerstein, a founding partner at GBA Strategies, will brief the media on the surveys’ findings Wednesday, November 7th at 1:00 p.m. To participate, please dial 866-952-7523 and ask the operator to connect you to the “Jewish Vote” call.
The polls examine the Jewish community’s voting preferences, priorities and opinions on Israel on Election Night 2012. Nationally, 800 Jewish voters were surveyed. 600 Jewish voters were surveyed in both Florida and Ohio. The results and the full methodology, including the surveys and cross tabs, will be available at noon, at 2012.jstreet.org
The polls, sponsored by J Street, find not only that Jewish Americans continue to be a strong base Democratic constituency but also that support remains strong for active U.S. leadership to achieve a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Jim Gerstein, noted Jewish pollster and founding partner at Gerstein | Bocian | Agne Strategies
Gerstein | Bocian | Agne Strategies will release results from an election night survey of American Jewish voters, revealing who American Jews supported and what issues impacted their vote.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
1 p.m. EST
HOW TO JOIN THE CALL:
Conference Call # — 1-866-952-7523
Conference ID — Jewish Vote
SOURCE Gerstein | Bocian | Agne Strategies