Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mayoral Candidate Who Wasn't "Invited" Wins FJCC-COJO Forum

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Erick Salgado Wins FJCC Forum
 After Inviting, not inviting, inviting, and not inviting, and then re inviting him only for the last few minutes of the event Erick Salgado "crashed" the forum and won it, showing that the Jewish community follows the Torah and not "askoniem".

Erick Salgado won the event by being the strongest on MBP and other religious infractions even linking MBP to the previous Bris Milah ban attempts and the FACT that gays march every single year in NY's gay "pride" parade.  He further spoke about how the Jewish community came to this country for Freedom of Religion and how that is under assault. He also spoke very strongly about defending the Yeshiva Parents from high tuitions.

Rumor has it that COJO and the FJCC are very upset that Erick Salgado attended the event and even worse gained support in the Orthodox community.

From Yeshiva World News

It’s only a straw poll, so don’t give too much thought to the results. However, based on the response to our questionnaire by a diverse group of ages and gender, the results of our straw poll, conducted Tuesday night after the FJCC mayoral forum, reflect the overall public opinion polls.

There’s one exception though. Christine Quinn, who didn’t hide the fact that she’s from the LGBT community, switched places with Erick Salgado. Mr. Salgado, whose Orthodox supporters are passionate about his candidacy, got the support of 26% while Ms. Quinn was the preferred choice by 7.4%. Former Councilman Sal Albanese didn’t pick up any support among attendees at the forum. Yet he managed to impress, good enough to be considered as the second choice by 22%.

A whopping 62 percent said they do not trust the candidates based on their promises on the campaign trail while 20% said they do trust the candidates. 18% expressed no opinion.

While the Democrats can rely on the Orthodox Jewish voters to turn out in the primaries and influence the vote, they are unlikely to get the same level of support in the general elections when faced with a Republican challenger. According to our straw poll, only 26% are committed voting for the Democratic nominee in the November election while 34% plan to vote for the Republican nominee. 40 percent were undecided.
Full results below:
Q #1: If primary elections for mayor of New York City were held today who would be your choice in the Democratic party?
Erick Salgado 26%
Anthony Weiner 18%
Bill de Blasio 15%
Bill Thompson 11%
Christine Quinn 7.4%
John Liu 4%
Undecided or NE 18.6%
Q #2: Who is your second choice?
Bill Thompson 27.5%
Sal Albanese 22%
Bill de Blasio 17%
John Liu 16.5%
Anthony Weiner 6%
Christine Quinn 5%
Erick Salgado 5%
Q #3: Do you trust the candidates based on their campaign promises?
Yes 20%
No 62%
No opinion 18%
Q #4: In the general election November 5th, would you vote for the Democratic nominate, the Republican or an Independent?
Democrat 26%
Republican 34%
Undecided 40%
(Jacob Kornbluh – YWN)

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