If you haven’t seen it yet, the PEW Forum on religion and public life just published a new analysis of party identification by religion.
The bottom line, as far as Jewish voters go, is pretty clear: “Even
Jewish voters, who have traditionally been and remain one of the
strongest Democratic constituencies, have moved noticeably in the
Republican direction; Jewish voters favored the Democrats by a 52-point
margin in 2008 but now prefer the Democratic Party by a significantly
smaller 36-point margin”. No wonder that Jewish Republicans were quick
to release a statement and gloat.
“Jews are shifting away from their traditional allegiance to the
Democratic Party and are showing a willingness to support the
Republican,” said Matt Brooks, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Florida might have been a downer – but the PEW survey gives Jewish Republicans good reason to feel vindicated.
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