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January 19, 2012 2:59 pm

With Rick Perry’s Withdrawal, His Jewish Supporters Look to South Carolina Outcome

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With Rick Perry withdrawing his contention for the Republican Presidential nomination, the remaining candidates include favorite Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum.

So where will the Texas Governor’s Jewish supporters go from here?

Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney have all come out strongly in favor of the U.S. Israel alliance and have forcefully opposed Iran’s desire to become a nuclear state – two issues which will help to determine where Jewish backing will go leading into November’s election.

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According to a conservative Jewish leader who requested anonymity due to the ongoing fight for his coalition’s support, a lot is riding on the outcome in South Carolina’s Saturday primary,  “It all depends on South Carolina”.

Next up after South Carolina is Florida, where the states’ Jewish population is just under 3.5%.

The Algemeiner will be blogging live from the Republican debate tonight in South Carolina.

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  • Gajah Duduk

    As Polly said, the “poll” that “showed” 52% of Florida registered Jewish voters would support Romney appears to be patently fabricated. Please stop quoting it without any further evidence of its veracity. The Huffington Post tore apart the original report already.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/23/mitt-romney-jewish-voters_n_1224730.html

  • Polly T.

    I live in Florida and have never heard of the “Florida Coalition of Independent Jewish Congregations.” Any Google search reveals that all articles that mention it, including this one, cite the same single article from Examiner.com as their source, and the Examiner.com original article doesn’t contain a link to the so-called survey or to whoever conducted it. My guess is that the FCIJC is a front for putting out fake information about Florida Jewish voters and false claims that Florida Jewish voters are leaning Republican. If you could verify the existence of this organization and trace the real origin of this alleged poll data. it would be a real public service to the Jewish community.

  • Neshama Bibb

    Since Rick Perry is out, let’s encourage Jews NOT to support Ron Paul for his previous comments on Israel, WW2 and Jews during Nazi regime

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