(JNS.org) Ninety-three percent of Jewish voters in Ohio are “concerned about the prospect of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons,” according to new survey results released Oct. 3 by the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
Incumbent President Barack Obama holds a 64-29 percent advantage over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in that swing state, the survey said. The 238 voters reached by telephone self-identified as 54 percent Democrat, 19 percent Republican and 26 percent Independent.
Fifty-four percent of respondents approved of Obama’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, and 36 percent disapproved. Regarding the Iranian threat, 45 percent said it is unlikely “a combination of diplomacy and sanctions can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons,” while 41 percent said that combination is likely to work.
The Obama administration has repeatedly emphasized that there remains time for diplomacy and sanctions to work in stopping Iran’s nuclear development, and has so far resisted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call to set “red lines” that will prompt the U.S. to take military action if Iran crosses them.