1904, 1908 US Presidential Elections.




 
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1904, 1908 US Presidential Elections.
 
October 8th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 

Topic: 1904, 1908 US Presidential Elections.


1904, 1908 US Presidential Elections.
I am desperately seeking some information for my doctoral dissertation on the Jewish influence on US foreign policy.
This is what I need to find:

What was the percentage of jewish vote that went to Teddy Roosevelt in 1904 and to Taft in 1908?

I know it was substantial, but I absolutely need a source and some figures to back it up. I have a couple of trucks filled with blondes that are ready to go. Anyone?
October 9th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
hmmm

There should be something on White House official web site!
October 9th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
I dug deep and could not find anything worth while. Basically here is what I got

Quote:
The Republicans were identified through the late 19th century with progressive ideas and through the election of Teddy Roosevelt maintained significant Jewish support. Things began to change with the election of Woodrow Wilson. Wilsonís internationalist and idealistic ideas appealed to many American Jews and as president, his nomination of Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court, his support of the Balfour declaration, and his condemnation of anti-Semitism both at home and abroad, won him lasting Jewish loyalty.

Between World War I and World War II the Jewish vote was in flux. Establishment Jewish leaders remained loyal Republicans, while the new immigrants from Eastern Europe began to find their way to the Democratic Party. Warren Harding was the last Republican candidate to win a plurality of the Jewish vote, but the estimates of the Jewish vote in that election are quite revealing. Harding received 43% of the Jewish vote, the Democrat James Cox received 19% of the Jewish vote, and the Socialist candidate Eugene V. Debs received an estimated 38%. The Depression shifted the weight of the Jewish vote such that between 1928 and 1948, Al Smith, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman each won at least 75% of the Jewish vote and at times FDR won 90% of the Jewish vote.
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1904, 1908 US Presidential Elections.
October 10th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Yeah, I know, all the facts I have date back to as earliest as the 1920's, which is too late for me. Damn.