Orthodox Influence in the 2010 Elections


voting-machineAn interesting fact from Tuesday’s election results is the unusual influence the Orthodox Jewish community played in key House, Senate and Governors races. The Orthodox vote was the only segment of the Jewish community to vote to the right.

Both the liberal J Street and the Republican Jewish Coalition issued post-election surveys which validated Orthodox electoral influence across the board. J Street’s national survey had the Orthodox community at a 53 to 44 percentage vote for the Republican party. Once again, the Orthodox community is viewed by candidates as a key voting bloc.

Some highlights of key influence in Orthodox communities included:

Gubernatorial – Scott, Corbett, Synder, Deal, Walker

Senate – Toomey, Rubio, Portman, Blunt, Kirk, Johnson

House – Chabot, Gerlach, Tiberi, West, Grimm, Runyan, Barletta, Quayle

{The Orthodox Union, Matzav.com}