U.S. midterms: AIPAC lauds re-election of pro-Israel stalwarts – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

According to an election day poll by J Street, another lobby group that sees itself as AIPAC’s more liberal rival, 66 percent of U.S. Jews voted Democrat.Only 7 percent of Jews polled identified Israel as a decisive issue, with 62 percent citing the economy and 31 percent mentioning healthcare as a major concern.Sixty percent of U.S. Jews approved of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job, while 53 percent approved of the way he is handling the Arab-Israeli conflict.A decisive 83 percent of American Jews supported an active U.S. role in resolving the conflict. Seventy-one percent supported a U.S. policy involving “publicly stating disagreements with” Israel and the Palestinians, while 65 percent said they were prepared to see America “exert pressure” on the sides to push them toward peace.The poll, conducted by conducted by Gerstein Agne Strategic Communications, surveyed 1000 Jewish voters across the U.S. and 600 Jewish voters in Pennsylvania on the evening of November 2nd. A separate poll, conducted before the election from October 20-24, surveyed 400 voters in Illinois’ Ninth Congressional District.

via U.S. midterms: AIPAC lauds re-election of pro-Israel stalwarts – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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