Posted by on September 28, 2012 in News Clips
Arab-Americans, who comprise a sizable population in Florida, may not be flocking to the GOP, but they are also stepping back from their wholehearted support of President Obama, pollster James Zogby said, after releasing results of a national poll Thursday.Democrats, who have confidently carried minority support, hold a 2-1 advantage among Arab-Americans. But 15 percent of the Arab-Americans who voted for Obama in 2008 have yet to declare their support.Since 2002, the percentage of Arab-Americans in the GOP has dropped from 31 percent to 22 percent, while Arab-Americans who have taken on a no-party affiliation designation has grown over the...Read more Original Article
Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Blog
AAI President Jim Zogby joined CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Kate Bolduan in the Situation Room last night to discuss a wide range of Middle East foreign policy issues as well as AAI’s recent poll on the Arab American vote in 2012. Dr. Zogby was joined by Danielle Pletka, vice president of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. While AAI’s poll shows that jobs and the economy rate as the two most important issues concerning Arab Americans this election cycle, foreign policy is also among the top issues. With unfolding events in the Middle East continuing...Read more
Posted by on September 28, 2012 in News Clips
The Arab-American community still largely supports President Barack Obama, but 15 percent of Arabs who voted for Obama in 2008 have not declared their support for him this year, according to a new poll released by the Arab American Institute (AAI).
52 percent of all Arab-Americans say they will vote for Obama, compared to 28 percent who have declared their support for Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate. The numbers are also broken down by religious identity. “Arab American Muslims support Obama overwhelmingly (75% to 8%), while Orthodox/Protestants support Romney by a 16% margin,” according to the poll....Read more Original Article
A trio of recently released polls shows some more good news for President Obama. Voters in the swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Virginia dislike the changes the Republican ticket would make to Medicare by a wide margin, according to a new poll by The Washington Post. In Florida 65 percent of respondents would prefer to keep Medicare as it is, while voters in Ohio trust Obama more than Mitt Romney on the issue by a 19-point margin. Virginia voters give Obama a 13-point edge. Meanwhile, a new Reuters poll shows Obama leading with a 7-point...Read more Original Article
WASHINGTON — While more than half of the 1.6 million Arab Americans expected to vote in November plan to back President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, support among them for the president has dropped 15 percentage points in the past four years.
One in five Arab American independents remain undecided or plan to vote for a third party, according to a poll released Thursday by the Arab American Institute. And with more than 100,000 undecided Arab Americans expected to cast ballots in the battleground states of Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the institute’s president, James Zogby, says neither presidential...Read more Original Article
Prominent Middle East expert Dr. James Zogby tells Newsmax that President Obama is polling about 18 percent below his 2008 numbers among Arab-American voters. But those Arab-Americans who are Muslims now “overwhelmingly” support the Democratic candidate compared to four years ago, he adds. Zogby also discloses that Arab-Americans across the board consider jobs and the economy as the most important issue in this year’s elections. [click here to see the video interview]The Arab American Institute and JZ Analytics has just polled Arab-American voters in the key swing states of Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia,...Read more Original Article
Arab Americans plan to vote for President Obama in November by a 2-to-1 margin, according to a new poll from the Arab American Institute shared with Salon before its release. While Obama’s support among Arab Americans has slipped since 2008, there are still twice as many Democrats as Republicans in the community, 46 percent to 22 percent. In the presidential race, 52 percent plan to vote for Obama while 28 percent support Romney. There’s been a steady progression away from the GOP in the community since 2002, when 38 percent of Arab Americans called themselves Republicans.
Even so, 15 percent of Arab Americans who...Read more Original Article
A new poll finds that a majority of Arab-Americans back President Obama for re-election over Mitt Romney — but that his support is down 15 percent from 2008
Obama tops Romney 52 percent to 28 percent, with 16 percent undecided, according to an online poll commissioned by the Arab American Institute (AAI).
That's down from his 2008 totals, where AAI found Obama with 67 percent support among Arab voters.
Obama has struggled to advance the Middle East peace process — and has had a rocky relationship with the Israeli government, despite increasing military assistance and security cooperation.
Arab-Americans are particularly...Read more Original Article
The Arab American Institute has released the results of a September survey of 400 Arab Americans, which shows that a majority support Democratic President Barack Obama in the race for the White House. There has been a significant 15 percent drop in support for Obama compared with his strong numbers in 2008, but Republicans are not making gains with Arab American voters either. There is good news and bad news for President Barack Obama in a recent poll of Arab American voters conducted by the Arab American Institute. AAI President Jim Zogby said the president enjoys a 24...Read more Original Article
Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Blog
By now, everyone has at least heard of the secret video recordings of Romney speaking at a private fundraiser, in which he argued against the creation of a sovereign or viable Palestinian state. Following those remarks, Romney predicted that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would not be solved, and that all you can do is “move things along the best way you can, you hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem.”
The first thing one notices when hearing or reading such comments...Read more