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Republicans Intensify Drive to Win Over Jewish Voters

posted on September 28, 2012

Lizette Alvarez of The New York Times chronicles the recent increase in Republican efforts to win a greater portion of the Jewish vote, particularly in swing states like Florida. GOP leaders have begun “spending $6.5 million on an air-and-ground strategy to reach Jewish voters who may view Mr. Obama as unreliable on the question of Israel’s security.” While the effectiveness of their strategy is unclear, Alvarez notes, “The hope among Republican groups is to continue to erode Mr. Obama’s deep-seated popularity in the Jewish community, which polls show has dropped slightly since 2008, by emphasizing first Israel and then the economy.” 

Read at The New York Times