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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 05:11 PM
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UK Jews Back Obama
With only five days until Americans head to the polling booth to pick the next US President, Jews in the UK have revealed who they'd like to see in the White House come inauguration day - Barack Obama, but only just.

In an exclusive poll conducted on our sister website over the past week, hundreds of Jewish News readers took the opportunity to tell us which of the two principal candidates they supported.

A poll this week by the TNS Teleseker agency found that were the decision in the hands of Israeli citizens, it would be the McCain/Palin ticket headed to
Washington. The survey, conducted on behalf of the Rabin Centre for Israeli Studies, showed that 46.4 percent of the country's residents would throw their bid in for the Republican candidate, opposed to 34 percent who would like to see a President Obama.


Schochet's criticism of the McCain ticket echoes the negative backlash that emerged after he picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running mate, a candidate that voters had little information on and whose verbal gaffes made her quick fodder for political satire.

The appointment may also have helped raise Obama's numbers among Jewish voters, with a current Gallup poll giving the Democrat 74 percent approval from the Jewish community, a number that is more in line with the generally left-wing demographic. The party usually sweeps Jewish votes, with 2004's John Kerry bid receiving 78 percent.

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