New York won’t be a swing state, but a new poll shows Jewish support for Obama there has dropped 22%.
The poll, conducted by Siena College, finds that currently President Obama has the support of 51 percent of Jewish voters, while 43 percent are opposed to him. Five percent are undecided. That means, Obama’s lead among Jewish voters is at 8 percentage points.
Obama won my adopted home state of North Carolina in 2008 and will hold his convention there, but Romney will likely walk away with the state this year. Regardless, Democrat pollster, Public Policy Polling, has stunning news:
The poll finds that Mitt Romney would get 20 percent of the African-American vote if the election were held today, compared with 76 percent for Obama. Overall, Romney has a 48 percent to 46 percent lead on Obama in the crucial swing state.
Obama received 95 percent of the support from African-Americans in North Carolina in the 2008 election, compared with just 5 percent for Republican nominee John McCain.
While both of these polls only represent single states, both could be indicative of a much larger problem. New York has a huge Jewish population and the city of Charlotte in North Carolina is a huge stronghold of black voters. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that either are representative of the country as a whole, but I also wouldn’t go as far as to say they are not.
The polls are, however, bad news for Obama — the product of his economic, Israel, and same-sex marriage policies finally coming home to roost.
Combining this news with the news published earlier about dwindling union support, you have to wonder how in the world Obama has managed to keep his national approval ratings near 50, and whether or not that can last much longer.
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