The Jewish Vote Delivered for Democrats

November 10, 2022

With the midterm results nearly final, it’s clear that the Jewish vote played a key role in delivering for Democrats in close races around the country. JDCA led an unprecedented campaign to ensure that Democrats won this election with the strong support of Jewish voters, and that’s exactly what occurred in the midterms.

A national survey conducted by GBAO Strategies for J Street found that 74% of Jewish voters supported Democrats in this election, 76% blame rising antisemitism on Trump and his allies in the Republican Party, and democracy and abortion were the top motivating issues for Jewish voters. Those were the top issues driving JDCA’s messaging, and our priority states of Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, and Georgia proved essential to Democratic victories. Read our full statement about the Jewish vote and how JDCA helped Democrats win.

When you take action with JDCA or JDCA PAC, you know your time, energy and resources are being used in a targeted and strategic effort to win elections. The Republican Jewish Coalition’s RJC Victory Fund (talk about a misnomer), meanwhile, spent nearly $3 million, exclusively attacking Pennsylvania Democrats John Fetterman and Reps. Susan Wild and Matt Cartwright.

Democrats won in all three of those PA races — and defeated Republican extremist Doug Mastriano running for governor — and the Jewish vote made a difference. We targeted approximately 300,000 Jewish voters in Pennsylvania, and after all the votes are counted, Senator-Elect Fetterman will have won by around 210,000 votes. The numbers don’t lie: The Jewish vote was integral to Democratic victories in these crucial midterm elections.

We’re watching closely as every vote is counted in states like Nevada, Arizona, Washington, California and Oregon, and we are now laser-focused on the Georgia Senate run-off election. Sen. Warnock shares our values and we will help deliver the Jewish vote for him again on December 6. We have less than four weeks — help us do more in Georgia.

Join us on Thursday, November 17, at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT, as we celebrate the hard work of our thousands of grassroots volunteers who got out the vote in key races across the country to secure wins for Democrats. We will be joined by a number of elected Democrats and dynamic speakers. At 6 PM ET/3 PM PT, we will kick off our Georgia outreach efforts with a phone and text bank.

Thank you for your continued support. We’re gearing up to get out the vote and win in Georgia, so stay tuned for more opportunities to take action with JDCA.

Wishing you an early Shabbat Shalom and Happy Veterans Day,

Halie Soifer
CEO, Jewish Democratic Council of America