Obama to get 75-80 pc of Jewish votes

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Washington, Oct 25 : Results of two recent polls have revealed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will get 75-80 percent of Jewish votes in the Nov 4 polls.

The Jewish community has been traditionally voting for Democratic candidates.

A Gallup tracking poll of 564 Jewish registered voters, taken over the first three weeks of October, found Obama leading Republican John McCain by a 74-22 percent margin, a 13-point increase for the Democratic nominee since July when he led 61-34 percent.

Gallup also released Jewish data from tracking polls in the two previous months showing a steady rise for Obama, 66 percent in August and 69 percent in September. In both surveys McCain registered 25 percent, reported the Daily Times.

According to Jewish news agency "JTA", Obama's progress comes despite the Republican Jewish Coalition's barrage of negative ads painting him as a dangerously inexperienced candidate who has surrounded himself with anti-Israel advisers. But, some Democratic operatives say, any such concerns over Obama's experience seem to have been overtaken in some Jewish voters' minds by worries over the inexperience of Sarah Palin, as well as her conservative political views on social issues such as abortion.

Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council Ira Forman said that while he saw a few reasons for Obama's rise among Jewish voters, he felt "the single biggest factor" was Palin.

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