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October 2, 2009

Gallup Calls It: “Obama Enjoys Staunch Support from U.S. Jews”

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Washington, DC - David A. Harris, President of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), released the following statement today:

In recent weeks, we’ve seen Republican talking heads reaching to suggest that Jewish support for President Barack Obama is waning. Now we see the truth from Gallup, the polling firm that correctly predicted the trend line late in the 2008 election resulting in then-Senator Obama receiving 78 percent of the American Jewish vote. As Gallup concludes, “President Obama enjoys staunch support from U.S. Jews….” This confirms what Gallup found during the 2008 presidential election campaign, when Jews overwhelmingly indicated they were voting for Obama over John McCain.” Importantly, Gallup also finds that their poll “...suggests that since Obama became president, his actions on Middle East policy issues – particularly relating to Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian dispute – have not had a disproportionately negative (or positive) impact on his image among U.S. Jews.”

Gallup’s rigorous scientific findings demonstrate clearly once and for all what we’ve known to be true for some time: Obama was elected with overwhelming support from American Jews, and he continues to enjoy overwhelming and strong support from American Jews.