Michael Medved

A new survey from Public Religion Research Institute shows American Jews continuing to lean left—with 73 percent saying our “economic system unfairly favors the wealthy” and 81 percent demanding higher tax rates on the rich.

 

Disproportionately prosperous Jewish voters apparently feel guilty about our own success and want to identify with the underdog. Unfortunately, they don’t rally behind the ultimate underdog, Israel—just 4 percent list Israel’s security as their top priority issue. Maybe that’s why Obama, despite his angry, unreliable Israel record, still retains overwhelming Jewish support –only 7 percent of the Jews who backed him last time now say they’ll vote Republican.

 

 

Within the Jewish community, conservatives must build stronger connections with Israel by encouraging the big majority of American Jews who’ve never visited our ancient, reborn homeland to journey to Jerusalem for the trip of a lifetime. 


Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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