An American Jewish Committee survey of Jewish voters in Ohio, a battleground state, has the community favoring President Obama in similar numbers to polls elsewhere.

The survey released Wednesday by the AJC has Ohio’s Jews favoring Obama 64 percent to 29 percent for Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate.

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With a 6.4 percent margin of error, the numbers are commensurate with two other AJC polls last month that had Obama beating Romney 69 to 25 percent among Florida Jewish voters and 65 to 24 nationally.

As in those polls, the economy and health care topped voters’ concerns.

The phone survey of 238 registered Jewish voters in Ohio was conducted Sept. 13-30 by QEV Analytics.

The survey does not take into account any changes resulting from the recent presidential debate between Obama and Romney.

Malkah Fleisher contributed to this report

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Ohio's Jewish population is about 150,000. Assuming about half are registered voters, that would mean a margin for Obama of about 25,000 votes among Jews.

    Obama won OH in 2008 by over 260,000 votes.
    Bush won OH in 2004 by about 120,000 votes.
    Bush won OH in 2000 by about 165,000 votes.
    Clinton won OH in 1996 by 290,000 votes.
    Clinton won OH in 1992 by 100,000 votes.

    The vaunted "Jewish vote" may not matter much.

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