June 4, 2012
Obama losing support among American Jews
Surprising results from a poll by a liberal fraternal organization with strong Yiddish roots, The Workmen’s Circle. The very not liberal Commentary explains why the poll spells trouble for President Obama’s reelection efforts among American Jews:
There are still a lot of undecided American Jewish voters, and I’d expect Obama to pick up many of them. But if his numbers didn’t improve, Obama in 2012 would be the lowest performing Democratic presidential candidate aside from Jimmy Carter. And we all know how American Jews feel about Carter.
The question is: Why?
Commentary has some ideas: “picking fights with Israel” and “the president’s handling of the economy.”
I tend to think that Obama gets an unfair shake on both issues. We’ll see if voters agree in the fall.