Poll: Jewish Dems approve of Obama

A poll of 500 self-identified Jewish Democrats taken in late July shows that 92 percent of Jewish Democrats approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance.

The survey, taken July 22 to 24, was commissioned by the Traditional Values Coalition, a conservative lobbying organization claiming to represent 43,000 churches. It was conducted by Global Marketing Research Services and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

The poll found that 58 percent of the respondents said Obama was “doing a good job of promoting peace in the Middle East” compared to 16 percent who disagreed. Just 18 percent said the president was being “too tough on Israel.”

However, a column in the New York Post noted that 52 percent of respondents agreed with the view that “the Arabs will never live in peace with Israel and that giving them a nation of their own will just make them stronger.” That column was written by TVC founder the Rev. Louis Sheldon and the husband-wife team of political consultants Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. — jta