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Jews shift toward GOP, survey claims

Pew poll: Jews move to Republican column since 2008

by Josh Nathan-Kazis, The Forward

February 2, 2012 | 4:00 pm

President Barack Obama in Falls Church, Va. on Feb. 1. Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama in Falls Church, Va. on Feb. 1. Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing

Jewish support for the Republican Party has grown dramatically since 2008 nationwide, a new analysis of survey data out from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press suggests.

The data found that the shift in the GOP direction has been more significant than among the general public.

The findings could point to trouble for the Democrats in the 2012 presidential election, where both parties are counting on strong showings among Florida’s Jewish voters in particular.

Read more at Forward.com.

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