Election 2012

Informal Survey Shows Americans in Israel Supporting Romney

Reversal of trend of Jewish voters who live in America


Americans living in Israel went to the polls this week, dropping sealed envelopes into improvised ballot boxes at community centers in this city and at other locations around the country.  Instead of a unifying experience, though, participating in the November presidential elections from afar seemed to accentuate the distance between the American Jewish voters here and those back in the United States.

While surveys have indicated that at least two-thirds of Jewish voters in America are likely to support President Obama, the Democratic candidate, limited polling in Israel suggests a reversal of that trend, with two-thirds of American-Israelis saying they intend to vote for the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.