Nobody’s suing for divorce yet. But the honeymoon between Jewish voters and Obama may be over, or at least that first high flush of romance is gone.
This survey indicates that 42% of Jewish voters would vote for Obama again while 46% would “consider” voting for someone else. Although that word “consider” is a bit hard to interpret—to me, it could just mean they’d entertain the thought, if only for a brief while—it still shows a certain amount of disillusion. In addition, 50% disapprove of the way he’s handling Israel while only 39% approve, and 52% disapprove of Obama’s plan to recognize a Palestinian state within two years regardless of whether Israel agrees and only 28% approved. And so on and so forth.
The survey was conducted on April 8 and 9, among 600 “likely Jewish voters”—although I assume that ought to actually read “Jewish likely voters,” since I would guess that they were likely voters, not likely Jews. Just the nitpicky grammarian in me.