Workmen's Circle / Arbeter Ring 2012 American Jews' Political Values Survey
Workmen's Circle / Arbeter Ring, May 29, 2012
Jewish voters prefer President Obama to Mitt Romney two to one. Among Jews, the Democratic President out-polls the Republican candidate by 59% to 27%, with 14% undecided. If currently undecided voters split similarly, President Obama would outpoll Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican candidate, by a 68% to 32% margin among Jewish voters. The issues driving the Jewish vote according to this survey are economic justice, including regulating financial institutions, support for progressive taxation, and the argument that government should do more to help the needy.
Additionally, many more Jews believe President Obama shares their values than think the same of Mitt Romney.
American Jews today are pointedly more liberal than the overall population, especially on economic issues traditionally considered social justice concerns. Significantly, neither attachment to Israel nor confidence in Israelis vs. Palestinians as peace seeking strongly factor into Jews’ presidential vote decision.
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Cohen, Steven M. Abrams, Samuel. Workmen's Circle / Arbeter Ring 2012 American Jews' Political Values Survey. Workmen's Circle / Arbeter Ring. 29 May 2012: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14166
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