Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 06:05 pm
The really big mystery of Judaeism, near as I can tell, is why any Jew would ever vote for a democrat. That always struck me as counterproductive. Now NewsMax reports that things are changing:

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/12/6/154647.shtml

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Yes, we realize the election was more than a month ago, but here's a new analysis worth noting because of its major implications for future elections: Young Jews are fleeing the Democrat ghetto.

Just as Latinos are escaping the Democrat barrio and blacks have begun to run from the Democrat plantation, Terry McAuliffe and company have a new migraine to cope with.

"Several key demographic trends favored President Bush and foretell of possible future Republican success in Florida. President Bush defeated Senator Kerry with voters 18-24 years of age (3% to .5%), 25-40 year olds (12%-8%) and won the gender gap by defeating Senator Kerry soundly with male voters (+13%) and losing the female vote by 5%," Artemis Strategies announced today, citing a poll of 600 Jewish voters in central and south Florida by Michael Cohen, vice president of Fabrizio, McLaughlin.

The survey estimates that:

Bush gained 7 percent more Jewish votes in Florida in 2004 than in 2000.

He crushed Sen. John Kerry among those who cited terrorism, national security or Israel as top concerns.

He won 27 percent of Jewish Democrats in Florida, whereas Kerry took only 4 percent of Jewish Republicans.
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 07:46 pm
So that explains the impressive landslide victory that Bush won over Kerry.

What was the final count of popular vote? Wasn't it around 70%-30%?
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 08:10 pm
My American Jewish relatives, who have always been staunch Republicans, decided to vote for Kerry this year. The world is more diverse than you portray it with this post.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:51 pm
ebrown_p wrote:
So that explains the impressive landslide victory that Bush won over Kerry.

What was the final count of popular vote? Wasn't it around 70%-30%?


It would have been, other than for the relentless campaigning of the mainstream media. Fortunately, only about another 15% were fooled, and that number is going down as time goes on.
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Magus
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 02:01 am
Repeat the lie often enough and the ignorant will believe, eh, gun?

(Goodness gracious, I was unaware that all persons of Jewish extraction voted in a bloc!
Actually, I sincerely doubt that it is so... I venture that that sort of fascistic lock-step maneuver is more likely to occur among uneducated and ignorant segments of the population... regardless of ethnicity.)
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 03:02 am
Although Gunga's thread title is misleading, his information is generally correct. Keep in mind though, that the Jewish vote is dwarfed by the Latino and Black vote.

Predicting the Future
There are a number of indicators today that may impact on future elections. For example, there is some evidence that younger Jews do not hold the same degree of loyalty to the Democratic Party and, as a result, are more likely to register as Independent or Republican.

Thus, the Republican Party may have a better chance of picking up the Jewish vote in the towns inhabited by young professionals in northern New Jersey than in the retirement communities of southern Florida.
While these numbers do not indicate a definitive generational trend, it does appear that both Orthodox Jews and Jews who are from more secular backgrounds tend to vote Republican more frequently than do other Jewish constituencies, clearly for different ideological, political, and cultural reasons.

Jewish voting patterns are also distinctively different in state and local elections. In larger metropolitan areas with significant Jewish populations, such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia, one finds Jewish voting patterns in local and statewide campaigns driven by self-interest with respect to financial, security, and specific public policy concerns.
Similarly, the attractiveness of particular candidates may contribute to altered voting patterns. Centrist Republicans in local and state elections are often able to attract significant Jewish support.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 07:47 am
Good post, p.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 07:51 am
panzade wrote:
Although Gunga's thread title is misleading, his information is generally correct. Keep in mind though, that the Jewish vote is dwarfed by the Latino and Black vote.

Predicting the Future
There are a number of indicators today that may impact on future elections. For example, there is some evidence that younger Jews do not hold the same degree of loyalty to the Democratic Party and, as a result, are more likely to register as Independent or Republican.

Thus, the Republican Party may have a better chance of picking up the Jewish vote in the towns inhabited by young professionals in northern New Jersey than in the retirement communities of southern Florida.
While these numbers do not indicate a definitive generational trend, it does appear that both Orthodox Jews and Jews who are from more secular backgrounds tend to vote Republican more frequently than do other Jewish constituencies, clearly for different ideological, political, and cultural reasons.

Jewish voting patterns are also distinctively different in state and local elections. In larger metropolitan areas with significant Jewish populations, such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia, one finds Jewish voting patterns in local and statewide campaigns driven by self-interest with respect to financial, security, and specific public policy concerns.
Similarly, the attractiveness of particular candidates may contribute to altered voting patterns. Centrist Republicans in local and state elections are often able to attract significant Jewish support.


Why no link Panzade?
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