NO SURPRISE: AMERICAN JEWISH OPINION: GENERALLY ANTI-NEOCON

New Survey of American Jewish Opinion by the American Jewish Committee:

Disapprove of the way the U.S. is handling its "campaign against terrorism" (59-31)

Overwhelmingly believe the U.S. should have stayed out of Iraq (67-27)

Believe that things are going "somewhat badly" or "very badly" in Iraq (76-23)

Believe that the "surge" has either made things worse or has had no impact (68-30)

Oppose the United States taking military action against Iran (57-35)

Support the establishment of a Palestinian state (46-43)

American Jews identify as some shade of liberal rather than conservative (43-25)

Overwhelmingly identify themselves as Democrats rather than Republicans (58-15)

Believe that Democrats, rather than Republicans, are "more likely to make the right decision about the war in Iraq" (61-21)

Believe that Democrats are "more likely to make the right decision when it comes to dealing with terrorism" (53-30)

Identify "economy/jobs" (22) and "health care" (19) — not Terrorism — as "the most important problem facing the U.S. today"

"New poll reveals how unrepresentative neocon Jewish groups are," by Glenn Greenwald. Salon.com. December 12, 2007.

While we don't agree with all the positions of so-called liberal Jews (false-liberals), the polling data above does show that ethnically based bigotry is a fundamental error. All Jews cannot rightly be lumped together as false-Zionists for instance. It also points out that lumping all Muslims together as being haters of Jews would be exposed as a fundamental error were a similar poll to be taken of American Muslims (even though we don't hold with Islam).

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