Reconsidering Jewish Presidential Voting Statistics

  title={Reconsidering Jewish Presidential Voting Statistics},
  author={Herbert F. Weisberg},
  journal={Contemporary Jewry},
  • H. Weisberg
  • Published 15 November 2012
  • Economics
  • Contemporary Jewry
This paper traces the sources of the widely available standard figures for Jewish voting in American presidential elections, which have previously been only vaguely identified. The pre-polling results for 1916–1932 data turn out to be only for Manhattan, and do not take sufficient account of voting patterns in other cities and of voting for the Socialist Party. The standard figures for the 1936–1968 period do not generally correspond to national surveys taken for those elections. The figures… 

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