Obama and the Jews

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July 5 2011 9:29 AM

Obama and the Jews

Kerry-Edwards share of Jewish vote in 2004: 74 percent.

David Weigel David Weigel

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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Obama-Biden share of Jewish vote in 2008: 78 percent.

Obama approval among Jewish voters in June 2011: 60 percent.

In retrospect -- and it didn't take a lot of retrospect -- that Middle East policy speech was one of the great own-goals of the Obama presidency.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics