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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The GOP Will Never Get Majority of Jewish Vote And They Don't Need It

Something to keep in mind- Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election against John McCain by 7 percentage points.

Recently it was reported that Barack Obama has lost some Jewish support due to his missteps regarding Israel.

Today Gallup headlines with "Solid Majority of Jewish Americans Still Approve of Obama."

It is well known that Jewish Americans, with a majority, favor the Democratic party and have for decades.

Keeping in mind that Obama won in 2008 with a 7 percent margin, the internals of the recent Gallup poll should seriously concern Barack Obama heading into his 2012 reelection campaign.

According to Gallup, 60 percent of U.S. Jews approve of Obama. In 2009, right after Obama won the election and took office, that number was 83 percent. In two-and-a half years Obama has lost the approval of 23 percent of American Jews.

Obama has also dropped 20 percent in approval with national adults in the same time frame.

The GOP doesn't need the majority of the Jewish vote to take back the White House in 2012, they simply need the majority of those that no longer approve of Barack Obama's job performance, added with the national adults that do not approve of Barack Obama's policies.

According to Gallup and Rasmussen, both in June 2011, a Generic Republican would beat Obama in the presidential election if it were held today, by a 4 to 5 percent margin.