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Jews looked past worries to embrace Obama

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/elections/article/jews_looked_past_worries_to_embrace_obama_20081106

For months, polls showed Obama languishing at about 60 percent of the Jewish vote, a critical chunk short of the 75 percent or so Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) garnered in 2004. But exit polls from the Tuesday election showed Obama matching those results, garnering about 78 percent of the Jewish vote against 22 percent for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), his Republican rival.

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