AJC Survey of Ohio Jewish Voters

The AJC survey of 238 registered Jewish voters in Ohio was conducted by QEV Analytics, September 13-30, 2012. The margin of error is plus or minus 6.4 percent.
  1. When it comes to politics, do you consider yourself to be:
    37% LIBERAL
    12% LEANING LIBERAL
    22% MODERATE OR MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
    8% LEANING CONSERVATIVE
    20% CONSERVATIVE
    2% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  2. In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent?
    19% REPUBLICAN
    26% INDEPENDENT
    54% DEMOCRAT

  3. [IF UNDECIDED] As of today, do you think of yourself as closer to the:
    11% REPUBLICAN PARTY
    12% DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    4% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  4. If the presidential election was being held today, for whom would you most likely vote: Mitt Romney, the Republican, or Barack Obama, the Democrat?
    29% MITT ROMNEY, THE REPUBLICAN
    64% BARACK OBAMA, THE DEMOCRAT
    7% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  5. [IF DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED] At this point, would you say you are leaning more toward Mitt Romney, the Republican or more toward Barack Obama, the Democrat?
    1% MITT ROMNEY, THE REPUBLICAN
    1% BARACK OBAMA, THE DEMOCRAT
    5% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  6. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's selection of Joseph Biden as his vice-presidential running mate?
    45% APPROVE STRONGLY
    23% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    8% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    12% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    11% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  7. Do you approve or disapprove of Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate?
    25% APPROVE STRONGLY
    14% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    16% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    36% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    9% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  8. How important to you is the choice of the vice-presidential running mate in deciding how you will vote in the 2012 presidential election?
    25% VERY IMPORTANT
    44% SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT
    21% NOT TOO IMPORTANT
    10% NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT

  9. Among the following list, which is the most important issue to you in deciding how you will vote in the 2012 presidential election? Is the most important issue:
    7% NATIONAL SECURITY
    47% ECONOMY
    14% HEALTH CARE
    7% US-ISRAEL RELATIONS
    1% IMMIGRATION
    0% ENERGY SECURITY
    3% TAXES
    3% SOCIAL SECURITY
    1% IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
    1% CHURCH-STATE ISSUES
    6% ABORTION
    9% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  10. Among the following list, which is the second most important issue to you in deciding how you will vote in the 2012 presidential election? Is the second most important issue:
    12% NATIONAL SECURITY
    16% ECONOMY
    22% HEALTH CARE
    9% US-ISRAEL RELATIONS
    0% IMMIGRATION
    2% ENERGY SECURITY
    11% TAXES
    5% SOCIAL SECURITY
    2% IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
    3% CHURCH-STATE ISSUES
    8% ABORTION
    1% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  11. Among the following list, which is the third most important issue to you in deciding how you will vote in the 2012 presidential election? Is the third most important issue:
    16% NATIONAL SECURITY
    13% ECONOMY
    14% HEALTH CARE
    12% US-ISRAEL RELATIONS
    2% IMMIGRATION
    3% ENERGY SECURITY
    6% TAXES
    8% SOCIAL SECURITY
    7% IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
    4% CHURCH-STATE ISSUES
    3% ABORTION
    9% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  12. Please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of the way President Obama is handling the following issues.

    National Security
    41% APPROVE STRONGLY
    29% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    8% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    22% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    1% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    The Economy
    25% APPROVE STRONGLY
    35% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    9% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    29% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    1% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Health Care
    48% APPROVE STRONGLY
    17% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    6% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    28% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    1% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    U.S.-Israel Relations
    22% APPROVE STRONGLY
    32% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    9% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    27% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    9% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Immigration
    29% APPROVE STRONGLY
    26% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    14% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    17% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    14% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Energy Security
    29% APPROVE STRONGLY
    27% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    9% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    19% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    15% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Taxes
    40% APPROVE STRONGLY
    20% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    10% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    28% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    2% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Social Security
    37% APPROVE STRONGLY
    23% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    12% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    20% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    8% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Iran's Nuclear Program
    22% APPROVE STRONGLY
    24% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    8% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    32% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    14% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Church-State Issues
    36% APPROVE STRONGLY
    22% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    11% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    15% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    16% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Abortion
    54% APPROVE STRONGLY
    14% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    11% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    14% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    8% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  13. Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to make the right decisions in dealing with the following issues:

    National Security
    31% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    63% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    6% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Economy
    33% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    64% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    3% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Health Care
    26% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    71% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    3% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    US-Israel Relations
    36% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    53% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    10% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Immigration
    26% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    60% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    14% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Energy Security
    30% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    61% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    8% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Taxes
    34% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    65% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    1% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Social Security
    28% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    63% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    9% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Iran's Nuclear Program
    37% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    48% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    14% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Church-State Issues
    25% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    63% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    13% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Abortion
    19% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    72% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    9% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  14. What is your opinion of the way the Israeli government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is handling the US-Israel relationship?
    22% VERY FAVORABLE
    39% SOMEWHAT FAVORABLE
    19% SOMEWHAT UNFAVORABLE
    11% VERY UNFAVORABLE
    9% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  15. How concerned are you about the prospect of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons?
    70% VERY CONCERNED
    23% SOMEWHAT CONCERNED
    6% NOT TOO CONCERNED
    2% NOT CONCERNED AT ALL
    0% DON’T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  16. How likely do you think it is that a combination of diplomacy and sanctions can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons?
    7% VERY LIKELY
    34% SOMEWHAT LIKELY
    23% SOMEWHAT UNLIKELY
    33% VERY UNLIKELY
    4% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  17. If diplomacy and sanctions fail, would you support or oppose the United States taking military action against Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons?
    42% SUPPORT STRONGLY
    19% SUPPORT NOT STRONGLY
    11% OPPOSE NOT STRONGLY
    17% OPPOSE STRONGLY
    11% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  18. If diplomacy and sanctions fail, would you support or oppose Israel taking military action against Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons?
    51% SUPPORT STRONGLY
    16% SUPPORT NOT STRONGLY
    10% OPPOSE NOT STRONGLY
    10% OPPOSE STRONGLY
    13% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  19. Compared to one year ago, do you think prospects for Arab-Israeli peace have increased, decreased, or stayed the same?
    3% INCREASED
    41% DECREASED
    55% STAYED THE SAME
    2% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  20. Who do you think is mostly to blame for the failure to achieve an Arab-Israeli peace?
    5% THE ISRAELIS
    47% THE PALESTINIANS
    30% THE ISRAELIS AND THE PALESTINIANS ARE EQUALLY TO BLAME
    11% SOMEONE ELSE
    7% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  21. Do you think of yourself as
    10% ORTHODOX
    20% CONSERVATIVE
    4% RECONSTRUCTIONIST
    33% REFORM
    28% JUST JEWISH
    4% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  22. How important is being Jewish in your own life?
    62% VERY IMPORTANT
    22% SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT
    12% NOT TOO IMPORTANT
    4% NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT

  23. Aside from special occasions such as weddings and Bar Mitzvahs, how often do you attend services at a Jewish temple or synagogue:
    11% MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK
    13% ONCE A WEEK
    24% ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH
    22% A FEW TIMES A YEAR
    11% ONCE A YEAR OR LESS
    15% NEVER
    4% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  24. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Caring about Israel is a very important part of my being a Jew.
    65% AGREE STRONGLY
    21% AGREE SOMEWHAT
    7% DISAGREE SOMEWHAT
    5% DISAGREE STRONGLY
    2% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE
Date: 10/3/2012 12:00:00 AM

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