American voters in Israel supported John McCain over Barack Obama by a margin of more than 3 to 1. According to a poll by the nonpartisan Votefromisrael.org, 76.3 percent said they had voted for McCain for U.S. president, while 23.7 percent chose Obama.
The poll surveyed 817 voters who attended U.S. election events in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv organized by VFI, combined with on-line surveys. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. McCain benefited from a huge crossover vote. Forty-six percent of Democrats surveyed voted for the Republican, while just 2 percent of Republicans backed Obama.
More than half the respondents listed foreign policy as the most important factor influencing their vote.
Votefromisrael.org estimates that more than 45,000 Americans have cast ballots from the Jewish state.
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