(INN) — Jewish voters still prefer President Barack Obama over Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new poll released on Thursday by the Workmen’s Circle.
The poll was conducted by a team led by Professor Steven M. Cohen.
Among Jews, the Democratic President out-polls the Republican candidate by 59 percent to 27 percent, with 14 percent undecided. If the undecided voters split similarly, Obama would out-poll Romney by a 68 percent to 32 percent margin among Jewish voters.
The issues driving the Jewish vote, according to the poll, are economic justiceincluding regulating financial institutions, support for progressive taxation, and the argument that government should do more to help the needy.
“These are extremely significant polling numbers. They offer a snapshot of the American Jewish community regarding the values and issues that are the highest priorities, though these are not the issues that are front and center in our communal debate,” Madelon Braun, the president of the Workmen’s Circle, said in a statement Thursday.
To the question ‘how fair do you think our present federal tax system is?’ only 2 perecnt answered ‘very fair,’ while 46 percent answered ‘not too fair’ and 30 percent said ‘not fair at all.’