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  • Breaking the 70 percent barrier

    First a poll of Floridians and now a national poll shows Barack Obama is making significant gains among Jews. A Gallup October tracking poll found Obama leading John McCain among registered Jewish voters by a margin of 74-22 percent. Obama’s share of the vote in the monthly Gallup survey has risen five points since September… More ▸

  • Obama surrogates courting Jewish vote

    Polls show Barack Obama is ahead in Virginia, and the Obama campaign is working to ensure a victory by spending some time courting the Jewish vote with two well-known surrogates. Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and onetime Hillary Clinton supporter, Martin Indyk will be making his first public appearance on behalf of the Democratic nominee… More ▸

  • JCER’s newest project, post-schlep

    The latest entrant in the Jewish newspaper ad wars is the Jewish Council for Education and Research. The group that came up with “The Great Schlep” is making a $30,000-40,000 ad buy in three Jewish newspapers over the next couple weeks – all six localized editions of the Jewish Journal in South Florida, as well… More ▸

  • Schlepping with the pro-Obama schleppers

    JTA’s Ben Harris was on the ground in Florida for “The Great Schlep.” Here’s his video report: Here’s his companion article on the senior vote in Florida, and whether race will end up being as big a factor as some observers think: ‘Schlep’ puts focus on Jewish seniors, race issue By Benjamin Harris BOCA RATON,… More ▸

  • RJC turns to TV (UPDATED)

    Voters in Ohio, Florida, Nevada and Pennsylvania will see this television advertisement frequently over the next two weeks. The Republican Jewish Coalition has spent more than $1 million to run it in those four swing states. The ad uses the tag line that the RJC has used in many of its controversial print ads: “Concerned… More ▸

  • McCain talks Palin and Jerusalem, but not Wright

    John McCain called Sarah Palin a “threat to the left-wing feminist liberal movement” and passed up an opportunity to criticize Barack Obama’s relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a “tele-town hall” with Jewish leaders and supporters Sunday morning. McCain also discussed his views on the status of Jerusalem, saying in his opening statement that “Jerusalem… More ▸

  • Trying to tie Jesse to Barack

    Jesse Jackson may have denied saying that Zionists control American foreign policy , but that didn’t stop the McCain campaign from using the remarks to attack what they called Barack Obama’ “poor” record on Israel. In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, McCain Florida Jewish outreach campaign co-chairs Rep. Adam Hasner and Rep…. More ▸