Jewish voters complain of anti-Obama polls
Republican group accused of spreading negative messages
in survey calls
US-- Jewish political campaigners have protested at polls containing negative messages about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) yesterday revealed that it was the sponsor behind the survey, after the Jewish Council for Education and Research (JCER) - which endorses Obama - complained and organised a press conference outside the New York offices of Central Marketing - the agency conducting the polls....
Mik Moore, co-executive director of the JCER, told Research: "Whether it was designed as a push poll or to genuinely to test out marketing strategies, the effect that it had was to scare Jews. And the idea that a Jewish organisation would put out a survey
to scare Jews is disturbing. It wasn't about how people felt about the candidates, but about testing some extraordinarily negative messages that they seem to be planning to use to scare Jewish voters."