United States President Barack Obama has lost nearly half of his support among American Jews, a poll by the McLaughlin Group has shown.
The US Jews polled were asked whether they would: (a) vote to re-elect Obama, or (b) consider voting for someone else. 42% said they would vote for Obama and 46%, a plurality, preferred the second answer. 12% said they did not know or refused to answer.
That’s down from almost 80% support in the 2008 election; essentially, the President tanked across the board, and I want to point out, particularly among American Jews with family in Israel (42 re-elect/50 somebody else). It’s sort of funny, in its way. The Right has been trying to figure out for decades how to get Jewish voters to peel themselves away from the Left; we tried everything, and nothing worked. Turns out that all we needed to do all along was let the Democrats finally elect the elitist, ivory-tower academic of their dreams, and he’d do it for us.