Thursday, February 07, 2008

Obama Deemed Kosher


Despite attempts by conservatives and right wingers to paint Barak Obama as anti-Israel, anti-semitic, and even (heaven forfend!) a secret Muslim , it turns out that many Jews voted for him in the recent Super Tuesday primaries. Obama got the majority of the Jewish vote in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and split the Jewish vote in California, while Hilary Clinton got the majority of the Jewish vote in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.

What is more significant than absolute numbers however, is that in virtually every state, Obama got a larger percentage of of the Jewish vote than he did of either whites in general, or high income earners in general, or the college educated in general. In other words, Obama's has Jews voting for him in greater numbers than their non-Jewish neighbors with the same demographic characteristics.

(Source: JTA Feb 6, 2008)

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