Collum Borchers Writes: Nate Silver, author of the New York Times’s FiveThirtyEight blog said despite the popular narrative that Jewish voters are heavily influenced by candidates’ positions on Israel, Jews are not single-issue voters and, in fact, tend to rate the economy as a higher priority in the presidential election than Israel.
“The media likes to stereotype voting groups,” Silver said. “So Hispanics are about immigration. Jews are about Israel.” In truth, Silver argued, Romney’s strongly worded support for Israel “is not to win the Jewish vote. It’s actually more about winning over Christian conservatives.”