September 30, 2004
Apparently, Jews in NY are picking Kerry 64-24, but Russian Jews who make up 20 percent of the city’s Jewish population, choose Bush over Kerry 54-14.
“The feeling for Bush is so vociferous that I don’t know of one prominent person in the Russian community who is willing to say openly he is backing Kerry,” Kagan added. “Even though Russian Jews are mainly registered Democrats, lately many are reluctant to say out loud they are Democrats because they don’t want to be tied to Kerry.”
The article also shows that Russian-Jews are really the ultimate swing voters. They supported Reagan, then Clinton, then Gore and now Bush. All very interesting.