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L.A. Jews overwhelmingly opposed Prop. 8, exit poll finds

November 9, 2008 |  1:48 pm

Proposition 8, protest, gay marriage

While many religious organizations supported Proposition 8, there was one major exception in Los Angeles, according to exit polling by the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University. The center's data found that 78% of Jewish voters in L.A. opposed the ban on gay marriage and just 8% supported Prop. 8. More on the polling and the methodology here. (By the way, Leavey found that "Los Angeles Jewish voters gave Obama 78% to 20% for Republican John McCain. Among all voters in L.A., 72% voted for Obama and 24% for McCain.")

The center also looked at support for Prop. 8 citywide compared with the San Fernando Valley. Turns out the Valley opposed Prop. 8 at a slightly greater level than the city as a whole. Some interesting results here:

                  Cityside  Valley

Yes               30%      27%    

No                57%      62%    

Didn't vote    1%       0%      

No response   11%    10%    

The Jewish Journal looks at local reaction to the Obama victory.

--Shelby Grad

Photo: Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times