The Jewish Vote 2012


Jewish Numbers in Congress Set To Plunge

By Forward Staff

FORWARD PROJECTION: The number of Jews in the House and Senate is set to plummet. A Forward analysis projects just 31 Jews will be in the next Congress. SEE INTERACTIVE MAP.Read More


How Big Was Obama's Jewish Win?

By Nathan Guttman

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.Read More


Obama Channels Bush's Strategy To Win

By Noam Neusner

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.Read More


Great Expectations

FORWARD EDITORIAL: Perhaps the great national achievement was not electing the first African-American president. It was doing it again.Read More


Little Hope for Change Seen by Jews

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

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.Read More


Las Vegas Jews Caught in Adelson's Shadow

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

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.Read More


Sympathy for the Undecided

By Gal Beckerman

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.Read More


Ohio Jews Tune Out Presidential Election

By Nathan Guttman

JEWISH VOTE 2012: Jews are long famous for their political engagement. But here in the hotly contested swing state of Ohio, many just want this presidential election to end.Read More


Election Holds Little Hope for Florida Jews

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

For Jews in South Florida, the recession has made life tougher and tougher. And few believe that the presidential election offers hope for meaningful change.Read More


Chameleon Romney Turns Race on End

By Leonard Fein

The presidential campaign has been upended as gaffable Mitt Romney has become affable and President Obama is missing the basket as often as he scores.Read More





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