AJC Survey of Florida Jewish Voters

The AJC survey of 254 registered Jewish voters in Florida was conducted by QEV Analytics, September 7-9, 2012.  The margin of error was plus or minus 6 percent.
  1. When it comes to politics, do you consider yourself to be:
    34% LIBERAL
    12% LEANING LIBERAL
    31% MODERATE OR MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
    6% LEANING CONSERVATIVE
    14% CONSERVATIVE
    4% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  2. And in politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent?
    16% REPUBLICAN
    25% INDEPENDENT
    57% DEMOCRAT
    1% OTHER
    1% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  3. [IF UNDECIDED] As of today, do you think of yourself as closer to the:
    9% REPUBLICAN PARTY
    13% DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    5% 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?
    25% MITT ROMNEY, THE REPUBLICAN
    69% BARACK OBAMA, THE DEMOCRAT
    5% 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?
    0% MITT ROMNEY, THE REPUBLICAN
    3% BARACK OBAMA, THE DEMOCRAT
    3% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  6. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's selection of Joseph Biden as his vice-presidential running mate?
    49% APPROVE STRONGLY
    27% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    3% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    11% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    10% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  7. Do you approve or disapprove of Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate?
    18% APPROVE STRONGLY
    12% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    10% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    49% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    12% 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?
    30% VERY IMPORTANT
    42% SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT
    19% NOT TOO IMPORTANT
    8% NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT
    2% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED

  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:
    5% NATIONAL SECURITY
    54% ECONOMY
    16% HEALTH CARE
    5% US-ISRAEL RELATIONS
    0% IMMIGRATION
    * ENERGY SECURITY
    1% TAXES
    5% SOCIAL SECURITY
    1% IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
    1% CHURCH-STATE ISSUES
    5% ABORTION
    6% DON'T KNOW/UNDECIDED [DO NOT READ]
      * indicates this response was given by fewer than 0.5% but more than 0.

  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
    15% ECONOMY
    25% HEALTH CARE
    9% US-ISRAEL RELATIONS
    1% IMMIGRATION
    2% ENERGY SECURITY
    6% TAXES
    10% SOCIAL SECURITY
    1% IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
    4% CHURCH-STATE ISSUES
    7% ABORTION
    3% 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:
    14% NATIONAL SECURITY
    9% ECONOMY
    17% HEALTH CARE
    14% US-ISRAEL RELATIONS
    4% IMMIGRATION
    6% ENERGY SECURITY
    8% TAXES
    10% SOCIAL SECURITY
    2% IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
    1% CHURCH-STATE ISSUES
    6% ABORTION
    2% 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
    52% APPROVE STRONGLY
    24% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    10% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    12% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    2% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    The Economy
    30% APPROVE STRONGLY
    34% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    9% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    24% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    3% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Health Care
    54% APPROVE STRONGLY
    15% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    7% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    21% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    3% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    U.S.-Israel Relations
    31% APPROVE STRONGLY
    30% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    9% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    24% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    6% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Immigration
    35% APPROVE STRONGLY
    30% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    12% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    17% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    6% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Energy Security
    33% APPROVE STRONGLY
    25% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    12% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    15% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    14% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Taxes
    43% APPROVE STRONGLY
    26% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    6% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    20% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    5% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Social Security
    46% APPROVE STRONGLY
    25% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    9% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    12% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    8% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Iran's Nuclear Program
    28% APPROVE STRONGLY
    23% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    11% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    25% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    13% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Church-State Issues
    39% APPROVE STRONGLY
    21% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    8% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    15% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    17% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Abortion
    66% APPROVE STRONGLY
    14% APPROVE SOMEWHAT
    6% DISAPPROVE SOMEWHAT
    8% DISAPPROVE STRONGLY
    7% 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
    27% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    66% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    7% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Economy
    28% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    68% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    4% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Health Care
    23% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    72% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    5% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    US-Israel Relations
    35% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    54% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    11% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Immigration
    23% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    68% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    9% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Energy Security
    22% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    64% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    14% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Taxes
    22% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    72% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    6% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Social Security
    23% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    70% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    6% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Iran's Nuclear Program
    31% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    56% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    13% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Church-State Issues
    18% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    68% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    15% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

    Abortion
    12% THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
    81% THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    7% 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?
    31% VERY FAVORABLE
    41% SOMEWHAT FAVORABLE
    13% SOMEWHAT UNFAVORABLE
    8% VERY UNFAVORABLE
    8% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  15. How concerned are you about the prospect of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons?
    79% VERY CONCERNED
    15% SOMEWHAT CONCERNED
    4% NOT TOO CONCERNED
    2% NOT CONCERNED AT ALL

  16. How likely do you think it is that a combination of diplomacy and sanctions can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons?
    9% VERY LIKELY
    34% SOMEWHAT LIKELY
    20% 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?
    49% SUPPORT STRONGLY
    13% SUPPORT NOT STRONGLY
    8% OPPOSE NOT STRONGLY
    19% 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?
    60% SUPPORT STRONGLY
    14% SUPPORT NOT STRONGLY
    6% OPPOSE NOT STRONGLY
    11% OPPOSE STRONGLY
    9% 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?
    7% INCREASED
    33% DECREASED
    56% STAYED THE SAME
    4% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  20. Who do you think is mostly to blame for the failure to achieve an Arab-Israeli peace?
    1% THE ISRAELIS
    44% THE PALESTINIANS
    34% THE ISRAELIS AND THE PALESTINIANS ARE EQUALLY TO BLAME
    13% SOMEONE ELSE
    8% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  21. Do you think of yourself as
    3% ORTHODOX
    25% CONSERVATIVE
    2% RECONSTRUCTIONIST
    32% REFORM
    33% JUST JEWISH
    6% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  22. How important is being Jewish in your own life?
    57% VERY IMPORTANT
    29% SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT
    8% NOT TOO IMPORTANT
    4% NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT
    2% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE

  23. Aside from special occasions such as weddings and Bar Mitzvahs, how often do you attend services at a Jewish temple or synagogue:
    4% MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK
    7% ONCE A WEEK
    15% ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH
    32% A FEW TIMES A YEAR
    20% ONCE A YEAR OR LESS
    18% 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.
    66% AGREE STRONGLY
    20% AGREE SOMEWHAT
    7% DISAGREE SOMEWHAT
    3% DISAGREE STRONGLY
    3% DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE
Date: 9/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
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