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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-11-16

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The National Jewish Co-
alition for Reagan-Bush dis-
puted those figures, as well as
the ABC and CBS exit polls,
which reported 69 and 67 per-
cent, respectively, voting for
Mondale. The—Coalition told
the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that its own tallies
showed . 44 to 46 percent of
Jews nationally voting for Re-
agan.
Preliminary returns from a
nationwide American Jewish
Congress exit survey of Jewish
voters showed a 70-30 split
favoring Mondale.
The Michigan figures were
based on 228 respondents at
the polls, according to Ruth
Rosenbaum, executive direc-
tor of the Michigan Region ,of
the AJCongress.
Although the numbers
did not appear to vary widely
among the various polls na-
tionally, they were , vehe-
mently contested.
"I don't recall," said Mil-
ton Himmelfarb, director of in-
formation and research serv-
ices for the American Jewish
Committee in New York, in
all my years with the AJC, so
much contentiousness about
the numbers.
"A lot of Republicans were
disappointed," he said. "There
was not much of a rise in
Jewish voting for Reagan. In
fact, compared with 1980,
when there was a 'punish Car-
ter' vote and Anderson
siphoned off so much, there
was a slight fall.
It was a contest of nega-
tives; a question of what
alarms or displeases you more.
Jackson was a metaphor for
the Democrats. Falwell was a
metaphor for the Republi-
cans."
Some observers felt that
Jews were worried that the
apparent slight effect of the
Jewish vote on Reagan's land-
slide victory means that Jews
will be discounted or worse, re-
jected, by the party in power.
According to the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Ameri-

can Jewish Congress analysts
reported that their survey,
conducted regionally across
the country by AJCongress
representatives who ques-
tioned voters as they left the
polls, showed the following:
• Concern for Israel re-
mains strong among Jewish
voters, but Israel did not play a
significant role in Jewish vot-
ing patterns this year because
both Presidential candidates

Michigan Jews
favored Walter
Mondale over Ronald
Reagan, 69-31
percent.

were perceived as being sym-
pathetic to Israel.
• Jesse Jackson's state-
ments and behavior in the -
campaign and Reagan's sup-
port for close ties between
religion and government wor-
ried many Jewish voters.
• Social justice issues,
such as the needs of the poor
and aged, continue to be a key
factor in explaining the
Jewish vote.
AJCongress analysts felt
that while Jewish voters may
not be as liberal as they were
20 or 30 years ago, their eco-
nomic status continues to play
far less of a role than it does for
other sectors of the voting
population. As a result, the
Jewish community continues
to vote disproportionately lib-
eral. Indeed, one Jewish lob-
byist in Washingto observed
that "Jews continue to emu-
late WASPS while voting like
Puerto Ricans."
The American Jewish
Committee is working on a de-
finitive "1984 National Sur-
vey of American Jews" that
will yield a reading on Jewish
political values, said re-
searcher Himmelfarb.- He
would not venture an estimate
of when the survey would be
complete.

The Jewish lineup in Congress

Washington — Senators Rudy
tion of John Miller, a Republican
Boschwitz (R-Minn.) and Carl
former television commentator in
Levin (D-Mich.), the only two of Washington.
the eight Jews in the Senate up for
The re-election of Levin, a lib-
election this year, were both re-
eral Democrat, and Boschwitz, a
elected. A third Jew running for
Conservative Republican, means
the Senate, Edythe Harrison, a
the Jewish contingent in the Se-
Democrat, was defeated in Vir-
nate remains at four Democrats
ginia by Sen. John Warner, a Re-
and four Republicans. The other
publican.
incumbents are: Chick Hecht
In the House, Elliott Levitas
(R-Nev.); Frank Lautenberg (D-
(D-Ga.); a five-term Con-
N.J.); Howard Metzenbaum (D-
gressman, was the only one of 30
Ohio); Warren Rudman (R-N.H.);
Jews seeking re-election to be de- , Arlen Specter (R-Penn.); and Ed-
feated. The number of Jews in the
ward Zorinsky (D - Neb.).
House stands at 30, with the elec- Continued on Page 22

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