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NY-9 wasn't a rebuke of Obama, the Jewish edition

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 04:37 PM

As I wrote here Wednesday, the idea that Congressman Bob Turner's victory Tuesday was some sort of bellwether rebuke of President Obama is wrongheaded (I'm talking to you @KarlRove).

As Gallup showed today, one of the many threads of this--that Jewish voters were finally going to flee the Democratic Party for redder pastures--is just not true. As many people have pointed out the Jewish vote in the 9th Congressional District is more conservative than the general Jewish population. As the graph below notes, Jewish voters are, you know, not psyched about Obama--but who is?!

Anyway, the quicker we can put the notion that the Jewish vote is swinging wildly right--in New York or anywhere else--the better.

  (Couresy of Gallup.)

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