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Old 06-23-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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It has always amazed me the Jews vote so overwhelmingly Democratic. I could see being a little more Democratic than other whites,but not to the degree they are. In 2008 it was 80%. That's higher,MUCH higher than hispanics or Asian Americans,who on average are not nearly as well off. To me that makes no sense.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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It has always amazed me the Jews vote so overwhelmingly Democratic. I could see being a little more Democratic than other whites,but not to the degree they are. In 2008 it was 80%. That's higher,MUCH higher than hispanics or Asian Americans,who on average are not nearly as well off. To me that makes no sense.
With the growing polarization re: Israel, dunno that the so-called "Jewish vote" is all that monolithic anymore. Although historically, it's not a cultural group that's ever fared very well at the hands of Republicans, or by conservatives in general in any country! And I'm sure the whole "marriage" between the GOP and Fundamentalist Christianity hasn't helped any (although there are those "christians" who support Israel... in order to hasten the Apocalypse)!
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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With the growing polarization re: Israel, dunno that the so-called "Jewish vote" is all that monolithic anymore. Although historically, it's not a cultural group that's ever fared very well at the hands of Republicans, or by conservatives in general in any country! And I'm sure the whole "marriage" between the GOP and Fundamentalist Christianity hasn't helped any (although there are those "christians" who support Israel... in order to hasten the Apocalypse)!
They voted 80% for Obama in 2008. That is pretty amazing really. Hispanics were about 68%.
I always compare Jews in a way to Italian-Americans. Both came in large numbers at the same time from about 1890-1920. They also lived in large urban areas. If anything,Italians stayed blue collar much longer. However,Italian-Americans stopped their outright loyalty to the Democrats long ago.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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How do we know Jews voted 80% for obama?

This is one Jew who didn't and learned over 40 years ago to not vote for democrats ever .
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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It has always amazed me the Jews vote so overwhelmingly Democratic. I could see being a little more Democratic than other whites,but not to the degree they are. In 2008 it was 80%. That's higher,MUCH higher than hispanics or Asian Americans,who on average are not nearly as well off. To me that makes no sense.



I have never understood that either considering so many are very business savvy and oriented. I have also never understood Catholics being so overwhelmingly Democrats. Both could be changing though.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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Obama's Jewish Support Drops 22 Points in New York | The Weekly Standard

Within the past month, New York's Jewish people have dropped Obama's favorability down 22 points. He might not win this group by as large of a margin this time.


"Perhaps most troubling for President Obama's prospects with Jewish voters were these two questions. "Overall, would you say that you and your family are better off now than you were four years ago, about the same as you were four years ago, or worse off today than you were four years ago?," the poll asked. Only 13 percent of Jewish New Yorkers said that they are better off now, under Obama, while 41 percent said that they are doing worse. (Forty-five percent said they're doing the same.)

And this one: "And how about the country as a whole, Would you say that the United States is in better position now than it was four years ago, about the same as it was four years ago, or worse off today than it was four years ago?" Only 27 percent of Jewish New Yorkers said that the U.S. is in a better position, while 49 percent said America's position is worse. (Twenty-two percent said the position of this country has not changed.)"
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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How do we know Jews voted 80% for obama?

This is one Jew who didn't and learned over 40 years ago to not vote for democrats ever .
That is the most common estimate.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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By whom?
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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It has always amazed me the Jews vote so overwhelmingly Democratic. I could see being a little more Democratic than other whites,but not to the degree they are. In 2008 it was 80%. That's higher,MUCH higher than hispanics or Asian Americans,who on average are not nearly as well off. To me that makes no sense.
I guess this Jewish guy has to explain for the 1000th time why this is the case.

Jews do not evangelize.

The Republican party is the defintion of evangelization.

You're welcome.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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With the growing polarization re: Israel, dunno that the so-called "Jewish vote" is all that monolithic anymore. Although historically, it's not a cultural group that's ever fared very well at the hands of Republicans, or by conservatives in general in any country!
Yes, they were so happy in the Soviet Union.
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