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Over six in ten American Jews in support of Obama

April 4, 2012 - Washington

American Jewish support for US President Barrack Obama, remains high, according to a Public Religion Research Institute poll.

According to the poll, 62 percent of Jews who participated in it said that they would support Obama as opposed to a Republican.

Only 56 percent support Republican front-runner, Mitt Romney.

Among the voters, who elected him president back in 2008, 86 percent, want him reelected while severn percent want to vote for a republican, The Politico reports.

The 33 percent of them said they were "satisfied" with Obama, 35 percent said they were disappointed by the Obama presidency, while 46 percent said that though they support Obama, they weren't enthusiastic about re-electing him.

"There has been some speculation about possible movements toward the GOP among Jewish voters, but the current state of the race suggests that this year's Jewish vote will resemble past elections," said Daniel Cox, PRRI research director was quoted as saying.

He added, "The likely Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, is unpopular among most Jewish voters, and the GOP's signature campaign proposal-repealing the recent health care law-is opposed by nearly six-in-ten American Jews."


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