Even before the polls close, it turns out, the parties are already arguing over how to count the votes cast by American Jews.
The Republicans are set to publicize exit polls by pollster Arthur Finkelstein on Wednesday at 2 pm Eastern. A J Street conference call for its own commissioned exit poll will only take place at 8:30 pm Eastern on Thursday. All surveys were being taken Tuesday evening, after the polls closed.
But Democrats were already hitting away at the Republican poll’s methods Tuesday afternoon, sending around news articles from 2006 and 2010 that criticize RJC polling methods. The argument, as we report here, has to do with how one counts the Jewish community.