President Obama is losing a major constituency of the Democratic party. Jews. A new poll has found that 46% Jewish would vote for some one else. This. is. not.good From Arutz Sheva/ Israel National News:
President Barack Obama has lost nearly half of his support among American Jews, a poll by the McLaughlin Group has shown.
The US Jews polled were asked whether they would: (a) vote to re-elect Obama, or (b) consider voting for someone else. 42% said they would vote for Obama and 46%, a plurality, preferred the second answer. 12% said they did not know or refused to answer.
Two years ago Obama receive overwhelming support from the Jewish community:
In the Presidential elections of 2008, 78% of Jewish voters, or close to 8 out of 10, chose Obama. The McLaughlin poll held nearly 18 months later, in April 2010, appears to show that support down to around 4 out of 10.
The polls show the difference between conservative, orthodox and Reform Judaism and those who have friends and loved-one who live in Israel:
The poll showed that key voter segments including Orthodox/Hassidic voters, Conservative voters, voters who have friends and family in Israel and those who have been to Israel, are all more likely to consider voting for someone other than Obama.
Among Orthodox/Hassidic voters, 69% marked ‘someone else’ vs. 17% who marked ‘re-elect.’ Among Conservative-affiliated voters the proportion was 50% to 38%. Among Reform Jews, a slim majority of 52% still supported Obama while 36% indicated they would consider someone else. Among Jews with family in Israel and those who had been to Israel, about 50% said they would consider someone else, while 41%-42% supported Obama.
Fifty percent of the Jewish voters polled said they approved of the job Obama is doing handling US relations with Israel. Thirty-nine percent said they disapproved. “This rating is not good for a group of voters who are 59% Democratic to only 16% Republican,” the poll’s analysis noted.
Many were not pleased with the perceived support by President Obama for a Palestine state:
A majority of 52% said they disapproved of the idea of the Obama Administration supporting a plan to recognize a Palestinian state within two years. 62% said that if given a state, “the Palestinians would continue their campaign of terror to destroy Israel.” Only 19% thought they would live peacefully with Israel.
This is not good the Jewish vote is one of the most loyal voting block in the Democratic party. The Jewish voting block has been faithful to the Democrats since Franklin D. Roosevelt, increased under Harry S. Truman with the forming of the state of Israel in 1948. Not only this will hurt the president in the midterm election in November. In the 2012 Presidential election;They could either stay home or Dare I say it “vote for the Republicans” only time will tell. I suggest to DNC Chairman Gov. Tim Kaine to talk to the president very, very soon or the GOP will capitalize on it to victory in 2010 and 2012.