Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Thirteen Percenters

Yair Rosenberg has a good article up on the deep, deep Jewish antipathy for the UK Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership -- such that just 13% of British Jews plan to vote Labour in the upcoming parliamentary election.

It's a good piece, but I have one minor quibble. To put that 13% figure in perspective, Rosenberg offers the following comparison: "For comparison, 2016 exit polls showed that Donald Trump received 8 percent of the African American vote."

It's not that this is wrong. It's just that there's a much more striking analogy.

Donald Trump received 13% of the Muslim vote this past election.

That seems to drive home the point much more cleanly, no? British Jews view Corbyn the same way that Muslim Americans view Trump. Sobering -- for those who care about those sorts of things, anyway.

1 comment:

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I always wonder what the deal with the Jews is. The west seems to be so supportive of them, but then why don't they choose a more friendly geographical area to make their own state? The state of Israel has been so contentious.