American Jews (except for the Orthodox) favor Obama

Americans Jews favor Obama over McCain by 57% to 30% (with 13% undecided), according to the American Jewish Committee’s just-released Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion.

obama-kah2.JPGObama has the support of 59% of Conservative Jews, 62% of Reform Jews, 61% of “Just Jewish” Jews — but only a paltry 13% of Orthodox Jews.

On the question of which “one issue would you most like the candidates for president to discuss,” 54% of American Jews answered “economy,” 11 “health care,” 6 “war in Iraq,” 5 “energy” and “terrorism,” 3 “Israel,” 2 “immigration,” “education,” “taxes,” and “social security,” and 1% “Supreme Court nominations.”

And, 56% of American Jews do NOT think “there will come a time when Israel and its Arab neighbors will be able to settle their differences and live in peace.” 38% think peace will be achieved.