Obama, Religious Jews, and Elderly Jews

All kinds of cautions are being thrown about in the wake of the stunning upset in New York’s 9th Congressional District, the most Jewish in the country. Ben Smith points out that its large contingent of Orthodox voters are basically just Republicans. Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics’s extraordinarily impressive young number-cruncher, writes, “Jewish voters here still tend to be more conservative than the Jewish communities around Miami or in Manhattan.” Thus, he suggests, their politics may not reflect Jews as a whole outside of the district.

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Obama, Religious Jews, and Elderly Jews

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