PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox has some intriguing analysis at the Monkey Cage, a political science blog. In a blog post, he explores the role that the GOP’s close association with the Christian Right may have played among American Jews in the 2012 election:

In 2012, many political reporters suggested that the issue of Israel would be pivotal for Jewish Americans, and it did feature prominently in both campaigns. Yet in the end, the issue did not seem to affect the voting decisions of most Jewish voters, 69% of whom backed President Obama. If the question of Israel did not move many Jewish voters, what did? Although it was not discussed widely during the campaign, one of the most influential factors for Jewish voters was the Christian Right.

Read the full piece here.

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