President Obama climbed again in today’s Algemeiner IBD/TIPP Daily Jewish Vote Aggregate Average Tracking Poll, adding 4.1 points to reach 61%. Rival Mitt Romney’s numbers dropped by 2.5% to reach 37%, his lowest total since the first figures published by The Algemeiner. The undecided figure fell for the 6th day running, now reaching 1.9%, as it appears voter choice continues to solidify as election day nears.
Tonight the President and Mitt Romney will face off in their final presidential debate which will focus on foreign policy. Topics that are likely to be covered include matters that are of great interest to the Jewish community including, global concerns over Iranian nuclear progress, the ‘Arab Spring,’ and America’s relationship with Israel.
Today’s Algemeiner poll is an average of aggregated Jewish vote figures provided in the daily IBD/TIPP tracking poll over the last 10 days, and is gleaned from an approximate total sampling of 200-240 Jewish respondents. Assuming a U.S. Jewish population of 6,588,065 the confidence level of this poll is 95% with a margin of error of between 6.3% and 6.9% depending on the precise sample size.
These numbers mark the lowest level of support for a Democratic candidate since Jimmy Carter who received only 45% of the Jewish vote running against Ronald Reagan in 1980, and the greatest amount of Jewish support for a Republican candidate since that same year when Reagan attracted 39%.