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After kvetching and schlepping, Obama got 78 per cent of the Jewish vote

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WASHINGTON--The Obama campaign had a whole division dedicated to turning out the Jewish vote and highlighting Obama's support for Israel and Jewish causes, fighting back at the rumor mill that portrayed Obama as wobbly. A report out Thursday by the National Jewish Democratic Council pegs the Jewish vote for Obama at 78 per cent.

The release....

National Jewish Democratic Council Releases Analysis Detailing the
Jewish Vote in 2008
Forman: "In an election year when the Jewish vote was talked about
more than ever before, it is important to review how the Jewish vote
performed."

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC)
released a series of analysis and data concerning the Jewish vote in
the 2008 election. This information can be found on NJDC's website at
http://www.njdc.org/site/page/jewish_vote_statistics

"In an election year when the Jewish vote was talked about more than
ever before, it is important to review how the Jewish vote performed,"
said Ira N. Forman, Executive Director of NJDC. "This year, once
again, Jewish voters overwhelmingly supported the Democratic nominee.
We are proud that Barack Obama exceeded all expectations and captured
78% of the Jewish vote."

NJDC's analysis reviews Jewish voting patterns, polling data, and
contribution to the Democratic margins in key states.


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Founded in 1990, the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) is the
national voice of Jewish Democrats. The NJDC is committed to those
values that we share with the Democratic Party and the vast majority
of American Jews including the separation of church and state, a
strong US-Israel relationship, and reproductive freedom.


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2 Comments

It's heartening to see Jewish voters put their concerns about Israel security aside and vote their true convictions. What could be more secular Jewish than advancing the cause of socialism and big central government?

THIS SHOULDN'T BE A SURPRISE, TO MY KNOWLEDGE THIS
SPECIAL MAN HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING BUT REACH
OUT TO JEWISH VOTERS, HE SPOKE AT THE APAC
CONVENTION, HE TRAVELED TO ISRAEL, HE HAS SPOKEN
TO JEWISH LEADERS, AND HE SPOKE TO JEWISH VOTERS
IN FLORIDA, HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN RESPECTFUL AND
KNOWLEDEABLE ABOUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE!
HE SAID UNDER HIS PRESIDENCY HE WOULD NEVER LET
ANYTHING HAPPEN TO ISRAEL, AND IF SOMETHING DID
OCCUR HE WOULD BE JOHNNY ON THE SPOT FOR ISRAEL!
THANK YOU TO THE JEWISH VOTERS WHO SUPPORTED
PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA!

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