Jewish Voters, Latinos Boost Support for Dems in a BIG Way
by Jonathan Singer, Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 12:59:20 PM EST
JTA has put out the following release:
Jews voted for Democrats in their highest numbers in 14 years, an exit poll showed.
Democrats garnered 87 percent of Jewish votes, the CNN exit poll by Edison Media Research said, while Republicans earned 10 percent.
That was opposed to 55 percent of all respondents who voted Democrat and 44 who voted Republican. About 200 of the 10,207 respondents were Jewish.
Jews led all religions in voting for Democrats.
Jewish voters were not the only group to significantly boost their support for Democrats yesterday. According to national exit polling on the House, Latino voters supported Democratic congressional candidates by 16 percent more than they did John Kerry in 2004. Those without a high school diploma upped their support by 15 points over the past two years (from 53 percent to 69 percent). In both big cities and rural areas around the country, voters supported Democratic candidates by 8 points more than they backed Kerry. Across the board, Democrats made big gains yesterday as Americans of almost every political stripe and demographic background voted Democratic more than they had in 2004 -- and in fact any recent election. So not only was this a deep victory for the Democratic Party and Democratic ideals, it was also a very broad victory, perhaps one that even portends greater or more permanent shifts in the electorate to come.Update (Chris): Check out the full the national House exit poll online. Fascinating stuff.