Today, the monthly averages of Gallup Poll Daily shows that Jewish voters “now favor Obama over John McCain by more than 3 to 1, 74% to 22%.”
“Though we will only know the final numbers on election night, the trend is clearly in Senator Barack Obama’s direction,” stated Ira N. Forman, Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC).
“More than any year in the past, Republican operatives have crowed about the increasing proportion of the Jewish vote going to Republicans this year. In fact, for every election since at least 1972 we’ve heard ‘sky is falling’ predictions concerning the Democratic proportion of the vote. However, it looks like this is going to be one more year when political pundits, some in the media, Jewish Republicans, and other partisans were wrong in their over the top forecasts,” said Forman. “We have to wait and see what Election Day exit polls bring, but for now Gallup is reporting, ‘[t]he Obama/Biden ticket is poised to perform about on par with other recent Democratic presidential tickets when it comes to support from American Jewish voters.’”
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