Religion Today | Friday, November 2, 2012
In contrast to a recent survey finding respondents in 21 countries around the world favor President Obama over Mitt Romney by a significant margin, a new opinion poll in Israel suggests that Jews in that country would be much happier to see the Republican candidate win, according to CNSNews.com. Fifty-seven percent of Jewish respondents said that "when it comes to Israel's interests," they would prefer Romney as the next U.S. president, compared to 22 percent who said the same of Obama. Among Israeli Arab respondents, Obama was favored by a 45-to-15-point margin. Earlier this week, an exit poll of Americans who voted absentee in Israel found Romney beating Obama by 85 percent to 14 percent.