Jewish analysts and observers in Florida expect a dropoff in support for President Obama this year, mainly because of the economy but also because of what they see as his ambivalence toward Israel. Jews account for only 3 percent of registered voters in the state, but their turnout is so great — 96 percent in 2008, that they account for 8 percent of the total Florida vote. If the race is close, as expected, a shift could determine the outcome in this critical swing state.
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