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Poll of Absentee Voters in Israel Finds Overwhelming Support for Romney

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  • 2012 Nov 01
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An exit poll of Americans who voted absentee in Israel finds Republican candidate Mitt Romney beating President Barack Obama by a significant margin -- 85 percent to 14 percent, the Washington Free Beacon reports. IVoteIsrael, a nonpartisan organization founded over the summer to encourage American absentee voting, conducted the poll among 1,572 of the approximately 80,000 people it registered to vote absentee. The survey has a margin of error of 2.5 percent. Among those who said they were voting on "jobs and the economy," Romney beat Obama 59 percent to 29 percent. Among those voting on Iran, the margin was 86 percent to 5 percent, and among those voting on Israel-related issues, Romney won 89 percent to 3.5 percent. The organization estimated that the swing-state breakdown for absentee ballots cast in Israel included 7,500 votes in Florida, 3,500 in Ohio and 3,500 in Pennsylvania.