Obama Beats Lieberman in Approval Among Jewish Voters

John McCain has been parading around with Joe Lieberman, partially in hopes of taking some of the Jewish vote from Obama. Obama has been the target of scare tactics, both from Republicans and the Clinton campaign, in the hopes of reducing support for him among Jews.

So far all available evidence shows that such tactics are likely to fail. Earlier in the year Jewish organizations and a group of Jewish Senators came to Obama’s defense against smears against him. Sam Stein reports on a poll conducted by J Street which shows that Obama is viewed favorably by 60 percent of Jews. While there is room for improvement here as the smears against Obama are gradually debunked, McCain is not likely to pick up many Jewish votes by campaigning with Joe Lieberman. Lieberman’s approval in this poll is only 37 percent.

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