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Swing State Voters Doubt Obama’s Iran Policy, Jews Still Prefer Him

September 20, 2012 4:52 pm 3 comments

President Barack Obama gives a special Nowruz video message to the people and leadership of Iran. Photo: wiki commons.

A public opinion poll conducted in the battleground states of Florida and Ohio reveals widespread belief that U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy strategy, particularly regarding Iran, may fail.

Commissioned by Secure America Now, which describes itself as non-partisan, the foreign policy poll was taken after the start of the recent wave of anti-U.S. protests in the Middle East.

More than 65 percent of voters in Florida and a similar percentage of Ohio voters said Obama’s policy would not convince the Iranians to halt their nuclear program. More than three-quarters of Florida voters and 70 percent of Ohio voters said a nuclear Iran would arm terrorists who would use the nuclear weapons to attack the U.S. A full 61.2 percent of Florida voters and 58.8 percent of Ohio voters said they approved of an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Nearly 48 percent of respondents in Florida and 45.9 percent of Ohio voters expressed favorable opinions of Netanyahu. Just over 50 percent of Florida voters and 56.6 percent of Ohio voters said the language calling Jerusalem Israel’s capital had been intentionally omitted by the Obama administration before being put back in the Democratic party platform.

The American Jewish Committee, meanwhile, released a different poll showing that Florida Jewish voters place Obama ahead of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by 69 percent to 25 percent. Five percent of respondents were undecided, but none of them indicated a leaning toward Romney, the National Jewish Democratic Council noted in a statement on the poll. A recent Gallup poll also found that Obama is leading Romney 70 percent to 25 percent among Jewish voters nationwide.

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  • I totally agree. Obama is dangerous to Jews, and they are fools being led to the slaughter. Did they not see the German Jews most of whom felt they were safe – after all they were comfortable, had big positions, and were ‘connected’ to the right people.–they had no foresight of the bigger picture enveloping them. Yes a certain num ber were smart and got their families out. So here we are with a Rev Wright loving, Farakan (sp?) honoring guy who says he didn’t know how the Rev felt – never heard all that antisemitism and white hater – for twenty years. Are we all idiots to support this phony. If he weakens the country as he will economically and militarily Israel will fall and then so will the US. So you can then forget all the liberal causes of the democrats because the Jihad will surely do away with that. This president is a deceit, a liar, and you know what – he didn’t even do a good job. Jews wake up and stand together – he is laughing at us!!!

  • Us Jews have never shown particular acumen or far-sightedness when it comes to US elections (and not only) in the last 100 years or so, that is when assimilation became rampant.

    Enough to say that, were it not for Rav Kotler’s “Vaad Hatzalah” (check http://is.gd/8UAT6t ), with their 400 Rabbis’ demonstration in front of the White House on October 6, 1943 – boycotted and DENOUNCED by the Reform and Conservative chiefs who did not want to “provoke” or “bother” FDR; and were it not for and Hillel Kook’s (a.k.a. Peter Bergson) and Ben Hecht’s group mass gathering at the Madison Square Garden on March 9, 1943, there were NO concrete actions taken by US Jews, except hiding the extent of the Shoah, as the NY Times (like most of US media) and FDR’s court Jews like S.S. Wise did.

    No surprise that today they can even support Oh-bummer.

  • Jews have a very short memory. I must say they are stupid. They vote blindly for any democra. They don’t care what are the values principales of the person. The candidate could be a communist, a dictator, an idiot, anything as long as he is a democrat they will vote for that democratic candidate. Mr. Obama is someone that lies, lies, lies about everything. He is not one that loves this wonderful country. He want to transform it into some unrealistic country with a system that has not worked anywhere. Not in Cuba nowhere. He is not good for America and he is NOT good for Israel. Another 4 years will transform the US forever and couse many problems for Israel.

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