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October 4, 2012 11:32 am

Survey: 93% of Ohio Jewish Voters Concerned About a Nuclear Iran

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Ninety-three percent of Jewish voters in Ohio are “concerned about the prospect of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons,” according to new survey results released Oct. 3 by the American Jewish Committee (AJC).

Incumbent President Barack Obama holds a 64-29 percent advantage over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in that swing state, the survey said. The 238 voters reached by telephone self-identified as 54 percent Democrat, 19 percent Republican and 26 percent Independent.

Fifty-four percent of respondents approved of Obama’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, and 36 percent disapproved. Regarding the Iranian threat, 45 percent said it is unlikely “a combination of diplomacy and sanctions can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons,” while 41 percent said that combination is likely to work.

The Obama administration has repeatedly emphasized that there remains time for diplomacy and sanctions to work in stopping Iran’s nuclear development, and has so far resisted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call to set “red lines” that will prompt the U.S. to take military action if Iran crosses them.

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  • Eema

    How do they know the people being polled are telling the truth? I would not tell a stranger over the phone what is the most important issue in this election in my mind or why that will make me vote for someone I disagree with on many other issues. I will be voting for Romney because I think he will support Israel and American foreign interests better.

  • Lawrence Kulak

    I have just one question:? Why are Jews in Ohio so dumb?
    Sorry, but I just don’t get it. Isn’t it obvious by all the times that he snubbed Netanyahu that Obama is simply just pretending to be on Israel’s side? If 93 per cent are concerned about Iran, why can’t they see that Obama is not himself all that concerned?

    This is exactly the same mentality that saw Jews walk passively into the crematoria. Naive Jews cannot bear to confront the possibility (indeed more like probability) that smiling leaders who dress and talk nice can actually have their worse interests at heart. This is what the Torah talks about when you forget Hashem. Your heart grows weak and your mind grows dim.

    Wake up Ohio – this time before it is too late.