Republicans Court Jewish Voters: Obama Got 78% of Vote in 2008 Presidental Election
Republicans in the US state of Florida say they intend to capitalize on what they perceive to be a widespread feeling of disillusionment among Jewish voters in this state, over President Obama's handling of the economy and Israel. In 2008 78% of Jewish Americans voted for Obama, reflecting a long standing bias. President George W. Bush famously won the White House after a contested re-count by just 537 votes. The Republican Party is not expected to win a majority of Jewish voters, but if some Jews change their mind, it could have a disproportionate impact on the outcome of the race nationwide. Nick Harper, JN1, Florida.