Russian Jews Back Romney by Wide Margin

October 17, 2012 7:21 pm 12 comments

Mitt Romney delivers a Rosh Hashana message. Photo: Screenshot.

Polling by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has shown that Russian Jews in major U.S. cities are overwhelmingly Republican and support Mitt Romney in November’s election.

According to research by Sam Kliger, AJC’s director of Russian Jewish Community Affairs, in the New York area 47 percent of Russian-speaking Jews who responded to his survey plan to vote for Romney, compared with 12 percent for Obama.

This trend seems to hold true primarily for older Russian Jews, with younger voters much more divided between the two candidates. “Older Russians—the ones who remember Soviet times — tend to be more conservative,” and terms like redistribution, slogans that are “the same as one used in the [former] Soviet Union,” State Sen. David Storobin, a New York Republican from Brooklyn, told the New York Jewish Week.

In terms of foreign policy, Russian Jews “perceive Republicans as tougher on terrorism and more supportive of Israel,” said Roman Shmulenson, executive director of the Council of Jewish Émigré Organizations.

12 Comments

  • Not only Russian Jews are vote for republicans, but many Russian speaking people who lives in US are supporting conservative movement. Check our website: http://www.russainrepublicanclub.org

  • Lawrence kulak

    Russia Jews understand the slippery slope of Communist infiltration and want to avoid it. Isn’t it interesting that with all the assistance that Russians need to get started here, that they nevertheless will vote staunch Republican. This perhaps can explain the entire ‘romance’ which this nation’s Jews has always had with the Democaratic party. American Jews here are spoiled plain and simple and want as many handouts as possible. And when it comes to character don’t even compare the Russians to the Hasidim who would rather walk around all day looking at their cellphones than put in a decent day’s work.

    • There you go again, Kulak. Dissing your fellow Jews.

    • Lawrence Kulak

      Chaya
      Sorry, though you may be a Lubavitcher I dont consider all Hasidim to be “my fellow Jews”. I love the State of Israel and many of them disdain it or simply have no feeling toward it. I have manners and cover my mouth when I sneeze or cough, and many of them seem like they don’t even know how to. I say things like excuse me first and don’t wait until I walk into someone first and then try to excuse myself by saying ‘sorry’.
      In the Munkasz Shul in Boro Park there is a back door with a ramp that they use for wheelchairs. Many of the Hasidim who are not disabled use it even though it continously disturbs the Tefillah by slamming and making noise throughout the shul. In fact, they won’t even put up a sign instructing those who use that door to quietly close it because they simply do not care. They are simply going through the mechanics of davening and probably are not even aware of the fact that they are standing before G-d. In addition to being crude they are robotic. I personally do not believe that all these people descend from Jews.

      So leave me alone about ‘dissing my fellow Jews’. First it might help to define the population.

  • No matter Jews or non-Jews, if you had been brought up in Russia you know with whole your fiber what is going on here and it’s like a nightmare that brining you back to the place you were so desperate to flee. You can see tears at Russian guy’s when he talks about Health system in Russia to which Obamacare would inevitably lead. Just take a look at him here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watchfeature=player_embedded&v=A5ju8IgaiGk

    • This is AMERICA. This is NOW. LET-GO of the horrors and negativity of RUSSIA….or atleast be aware of the “Grey cloud” you carry around with you and ask the Almighty for guidance in letting go——maybe the next generation will give themselves the “Gift” of being an AMERICAN is……and have LOVE,not FEAR and MISTRUST in their souls. If you are going to be a CITIZEN, be an AMERICAN who was born somewhere else—-NOT a RUSSIAN or a POLISH person who happens to be HERE……..just sayin……… it’ll make your lives SO much HAPPIER!

  • It should be “polling,” not “poling”…

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