Kenneth Bandler, director of media relations at the American Jewish Committee, writes at Fox News: AJC surveys in two battleground states, Florida and Ohio, mirrored the national survey. In Ohio the split was 64 percent for Obama and 29 percent for Romney. In Florida, 69 percent chose Obama and 25 percent Romney.
Partisan groups affiliated with the two major political parties, such as the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) and the National Democratic Jewish Coalition (NJDC), have spun these results in the ongoing intense efforts to garner support for their candidates. The RJC asserted that Jewish support for Obama was on the decline and a shift of even a few percentage points could be significant, while the NJDC claimed that backing for the president was holding steady. Obama won 78 percent of the Jewish vote in 2008.
Nonetheless, with only a few weeks of campaigning left, and early voting underway in a number of states, a significant shift from Democrat to Republican among Jewish voters clearly is not in the cards this year.