Arab-Americans Turning From Bush to Democrats

(October 21, 2003)

Bush, whose substantial Arab-American support in 2000 helped him win swing states, has plummeted in Arab-American polls.

"The community has changed. It was almost the other way around in 2000," said pollster John Zogby, himself an Arab-American. Bush´s approval among Arab-Americans is at 34 percent. And in surveys that pit Bush against an unnamed Democratic opponent, the Democrat wins the support of 45 percent of respondents — a virtual flip-flop from the 2000 numbers.

Source: JTA, (10/21/2003)