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March 2, 2012 1:25 pm

RJC Town Hall Poll: 83% Believe Obama is Overtly Hostile to Israel

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President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel as they walk from the Oval Office to the South Lawn Drive of the White House. Photo: wiki commons.

Polls conducted yesterday during a Republican Jewish Coalition Town Hall phone conference appeared to reveal a great deal about the thinking of Republican Jews, a group that other polls have shown to be rising.

Three polls were conducted throughout the course of the call, the last of which asked listeners, “In your mind, what best describes President Obama’s position when it comes to Israel?” Listeners were given the following three options to choose from, 1. Strong committed supporter of Israel, 2. Neutral and even handed when it comes to Israel, 3. Anti- Israel, overtly hostile. 83% of respondents chose option 3, 13% option 2, and just 4% selected option 1.

The first poll conducted asked listeners to indicate the preferred Republican Presidential Candidate of their choice. Mitt Romney won overwhelmingly with 58% of the vote,  Gingrich followed with 23%,  Santorum had 15% and %4 for Paul.

The second poll conducted asked “what is the most important issue for you in this election?” Domestic issues, jobs and the economy received 46% of the vote, foreign policy, Iran and Israel won slightly with 48% or the vote, and social issues, including abortion, gay issues and gun control received just 6% of the vote.

Organizers said that over 6500 people tuned into the call which featured RJC Executive Director Matthew Brooks, and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. The discussion, which also allowed listeners to ask questions, focused on activism around the upcoming Presidential Election, and how Republican Jews are able to be politically active.

The Algemeiner was unable to obtain information regarding the margin of error for the push polling.

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