Once the votes are counted, politicos turn to arguing over just how many Jews voted for the Democrats and why. Not surprisingly, 2012 is no different.
For the Jewish establishment, Barack Obama’s big win is a rude awakening. Conservatives who regard the president as an existential threat to Israel are scratching their heads.
President Obama’s victory wasn’t revelatory. He simply channeled George W. Bush’s timeworn strategy to win a second term in the White House.
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Jews were supposed to vote on Israel and Medicare. They didn’t. Despite palpable disillusionment, they backed President Obama with just a small dip in support from 2008.
The long shadow of casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson looms over Las Vegas as the election nears. Despite economic woes, Israel is dominating the debate in Nevada.
It’s open season on that much ridiculed species: the undecided voter. They actually deserve sympathy because the campaign has been so devoid of specifics.
The results of the Forward’s polls are in, and the results may not surprise you. Which in itself may be a surprise.
How much will Jewish issues affect your vote in the 2012 election? Don’t miss the final question in our election poll.