As Romney heads to Israel, new poll shows Jewish Americans favor Obama

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Jul 30, 2012.


    As Romney heads to Israel, new poll shows Jewish Americans favor Obama

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    CNN's Dana Davidsen

    (CNN) – On the eve of Mitt Romney's overseas visit to Israel, a new poll released Friday indicates Jewish Americans favor the president over Mitt Romney by a solid margin.

    According to the Gallup survey, 68% of Jewish Americans back President Barack Obama, while 25% support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

    The numbers follow what some have called a politically timed signing of the U.S.-Israeli security act by the president declaring support for the country before Romney's visit to the Jewish state. Obama signed the bill passed by Congress pledging $70 million to increase U.S. security ties with Israel.

    Romney's visit to Israel is part of a three-country foreign policy swing that will take the former Massachusetts governor from London to Tel Aviv on Saturday, then to Poland next week. The Republican candidate is expected to promote a strong alliance between Israel and the United States while meeting with top Israeli officials.
  2. Trying to pick up African American

    Trying to pick up Jewish

    Next,try to get some Hispanic voters but that will be a fail as well
  3. Crispy


    Shocker. Jews voting overwhelmingly Democrat...

    In other news the Allies won the war!
  4. Ricter


    It's important, though, as the jews are the high IQ people.
  5. Crispy


    I agree, so I hope you`re not being sarcastic. :-D
  6. Wait, you forgot some.....

    Youth.....big azz fail:D

    Aging white men, and people pining for the 50's will vote for Mittens. That's about it.:)
  7. Ricter


    I thought Romney was winning the battle for women's vote...

    Mitt Romney Trails President Obama With Women Voters In Ohio

    WASHINGTON -- To see the most important impact of the Democrats' attacks on Mitt Romney's career at Bain Capital, look no further than how the presumptive Republican nominee for president is doing with women voters in swing states, particularly Ohio.

    Romney trails President Barack Obama among women voters in Ohio, with 40 percent to Obama's 52 percent, and is even further behind when it comes to personal favorability, according to a poll released Monday night by Purple Strategies, a D.C. based influence and communications shop.

    Ohio women surveyed have an overwhelmingly negative view of Romney: 56 percent view him unfavorably and 32 percent view him favorably. Their feelings about Obama are mixed, but he has a slight positive advantage, with 48 percent favorability ranking among women voters to 47 percent unfavorable.

    Compare those numbers to male voters in Ohio: 51 percent of men in the Purple Poll prefer Romney for president, compared to 43 percent who are for Obama. Romney has a 43 favorable and 42 percent unfavorable rating with Ohio men, while Obama has a 43 percent favorable and 52 percent unfavorable rating.

    Overall, Obama leads Romney in the topline state number 48 percent to 45 percent. And it's clear that Obama's edge comes largely from those female voters.

    "A gender gap exists, showing up most strongly in Ohio," according to Purple's polling summary.

    In addition to Ohio, Purple released a set of monthly numbers for three other key swing states: Virginia, Florida and Colorado.

    The average across all four states, when broken down by gender, looks similar to Ohio. Romney has a 47/45 percent favorable/unfavorable advantage with men, while 55 percent of men view Obama favorably and only 41 percent view him favorably. But 50 percent of women view Obama favorably and 45 percent view him unfavorably, while 52 percent are unfavorable toward Romney and only 37 percent are favorable.

    The Obama campaign's ads emphasizing Bain Capital's plant closings and outsourcing have a much bigger impact among women than men, Democrats say. Obama has also gone out of his way to emphasize his support for issues that are specific to women.

    While Ohio voters in general are not very pleased with Obama –- he has a 46 percent approval rating and a 49 percent disapproval rating in the state -– if Democrats can drive up Romney's negatives so high that he is an unsuitable alternative to Obama, then that could be the difference between victory and defeat in a state that could decide the election.

    And women voters represent the Obama campaign's best chance to do that.

    Women boost Obama over Romney in swing states

    April 02, 2012|Lily Kuo | Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women voters helped President Barack Obama take a large lead over Republican front-runner candidate Mitt Romney in a dozen battleground states, a USA TODAY/Gallup poll said on Monday.

    The results point to difficulties the Republicans could face among a critical bloc in November's general election against Obama.

    Support for Obama among women under the age of 50 surged from mid-February, the poll found, putting the president ahead of Romney by 51 percent against 42 percent among all voters. Obama led Romney among the women with 54 percent, compared to Romney's 36 percent.
  9. Really?

    Where is AK when you need him?

    AK! Get up here with your polls and stuff!:D
  10. Okay, thank you AK. Yeoman's job as usual.
    #10     Jul 30, 2012