Can Romney Crack the Jewish Vote?

June 1st, 2009

The fine Haaretz columnist Chemi Shalev has a piece today predicting that Mitt Romney might do better among Jews than previous Republican presidential candidates. Since FDR's time Jews have voted overwhelmingly Democratic, with Republicans only reaching 40 percent in 1956 when President Eisenhower was their nominee. (Considering that he defeated Hitler, it is amazing that he didn't get 90 percent, but he was a Republican, albeit not the kind of Republican still extant today.)

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