NEW YORK (Sep. 17)
Samplings of opinion among a wide variety of Jewish spokesmen and political experts indicate that President Johnson will receive overwhelming Jewish support in the November election, the New York Times reported today.
The report said that the President showed reporters at the Democratic National Convention last month a poll stating he could expect the support of 97 per cent of Jewish voters. The Times story quoted Jewish organization leaders, rabbis, writers, and party leaders and workers as sustaining the estimates of the preponderant Jewish voter support for the Johnson-Humphrey ticket.
The report quoted most observers as believing that it would take a miracle or a vast change in world events for Sen.Barry Goldwater, the Republican nominee, to get even half of the 15 per cent of the Jewish vote which Richard Nixon was estimated to have received as the Republican nominee in 1960 against the late President John F. Kennedy.