Despite Barack Obama’s much debated Jewish problems—and Joe Lieberman’s place of pride as unofficial Jewish spokesman—the Dem is viewed favorably by 60% of American Jews and unfavorably by only 34%, while the Independent scores 37% and 48% (McCain comes in at 34% and 57%). The numbers are part of a poll by new progressive Jewish group J Street—which also notes that the demographic prefers liberal MoveOn to right-leaning AIPAC.
Obama’s overall Jewish support figure is 62% to McCain's 32%, a smaller spread than John Kerry or Al Gore had on George Bush, the Huffington Post reports. It probably can’t help that Jeremiah Wright is viewed unfavorably by 68%. But there’s room for growth, as fully 90% of American Jews say the US is currently on the wrong track.