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But How Would Israelis Vote In The US Elections?

Romney’s crucial 7-point advantage

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This week in friendly. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)

Here is a headline in the Jerusalem Post proclaiming that “Most Israelis think Romney would be ‘friendlier.’” Another sign of the rightward drift of the country? Maybe Israelis are really racist or, alternatively, they’ve seen into Obama’s soul and know how much he really hates Israel? The answer, as far as the poll being reported on goes, is none of the above, since so far as I can tell there is nothing in it to match the headline.

Then again, it is Friday.

See for yourself, from the full results. This is the poll question that uses the word “friendliness.”

In other words, in 2007 – before he’d even scored the nomination — 73 percent described Obama as friendly to Israel, which then dipped dramatically in the year after he was elected, to 38 percent, and has subsequently risen a bit to 45 percent. Here are the only questions that mention Mitt Romney, besides a specific question about Iran policy:

So basically, a third of respondents thought the Romney administration would do better on U.S.-Israel relations – but not as many as the ones who didn’t know. Meanwhile, in a direct comparison of Romney and Obama, half the respondents don’t even know, and there is a 9 point margin in Romney’s favor. Per the headline, there’s not even a “majority” in favor of “I don’t know, because as important as U.S.-Israeli relations are to Israel, I don’t get a vote in this election/I have my own domestic worries to deal with.”

The only conclusion from this survey is that Obama needs to make a surprise visit to Jerusalem to shore up the all-important Israeli electoral votes. Otherwise, let a thousand conspiracy email forwards bloom.

Poll of Israeli Public Shows Overwhelming Appreciation for the U.S., Mixed Views of November Presidential Election [ADL] 

Most Israelis Think Romney Would Be “Friendlier [JPost] 

 

 


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yevka says:

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inachu says:

They will side with neocons for more eternal wars to make evangelicals who sit in the nest of AIPAC happy so that they can fulfill the end time quest of the Bible as if it is a video game like ZORK.   But once that Temple is build even the authors of the bible state Satan will rule for 100 years first before the messiah returns.   Evangelicals love satan because the Bible warns of the new world order but that is exactly what the evangelicals are building and they dismiss the warnings of the Bible totally outright without any regard to GOD is warning them not to do so.

Evangelicals are retarded.

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