Poll: Israel concerns push UK Jewish voters to heavily favor Conservatives

Protests in London over the Gaza war in July 2014. Source.

(JTA) — Concerns over Israel loom large as Jewish voters in Britain intend to cast their ballots overwhelmingly for the Conservative Party in the upcoming parliamentary elections, according to a new poll.

The poll, conducted by The Jewish Chronicle newspaper and released Tuesday, found that Jewish voters intend to support the party of incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron by a margin of 56 percent to 18 percent for Labor, with 12.5 percent undecided and roughly 2 percent each going to the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party. The margin climbed to 69 percent Conservative to 23 percent Labor when those who refused the survey or were undecided were eliminated from the results.

Some 73 percent of the 566 respondents said that the parties’ attitudes toward Israel were “very important” or “quite important” in influencing their votes…

The election will be held on May 7, 2015.  I wonder if much higher profile of Islam in the UK as opposed to the US makes a difference.  I am inclined to think it might.  

  • simus1

    Supporting a wobbly vote whore is their least worst choice?

    • Frau Katze

      Cameron is still better than Labour. Even if Miliband is Jewish.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I’m wondering why the spectre of gas chambers is required to focus their voting intentions on reason.

  • Everyone Else

    I happened to catch the leaders debate to a youth forum on Cspan. Being unfamiliar with most of their mugs, I thought the leaders were actually the youth. This impression was magnified when they opened their mouths. Cameron seemed at least semiprofessional, the other 5 seemed juvenile of appearance and mentality. One can only hope they are sock puppets for the wealthy – who may know what is actually going on and what might be rational policy. Hold your nose for the clause that follows, but the Brit party leaders almost make Justin look like a sage. As for Green Party leaders in Canuckistan and Brittanistan, they seem to belong in the special olympics of politics. (No disrespect to special olympics.)

  • just a thought

    Let’s hope the trend crosses the pond, and soon!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just fucking leave the godforsaken place already. Got Red Ed’s Islamic retards on side and the Etonian fascists on the other.