Jewish Issues, Jewish Votes

By Mik Moore

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, January 2012

The author states that while election outcomes can be difficult to predict, the Jewish vote is remarkably stable. Each presidential candidate begins with a solid base of support. Twenty percent of Jews line up with the Republican candidate, 60 percent with the Democratic candidate. About 20 percent are uncommitted to a particular party. This year, the key policy fights will be about the economy and job creation. When the media covers the Jewish vote, it will likely focus on the candidates' support for Israel. After all, why should this year be any different? But the fight for Jewish swing voters, volunteers, and donations will almost certainly be won or lost elsewhere.

Topic: Political Behavior, Elections, Democratic Party, Republican Party, GOP, Voting Patterns, Public Policy, Politics

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.686

Page Number(s): 4-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Moore, Mik. Jewish Issues, Jewish Votes. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. January 2012: 4-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13468


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