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NY-9: Weprin Supporters More Likely to Change Vote After SSM Betrayal

 

Orthodox Jews have supported NY Assemblyman David Weprin in the past but now his vote for same-sex marriage is putting that support in grave jeopardy, as the Village Voice reports:

"...Though Weprin gave generously to Jewish nonprofit groups when he was the City Council's finance chair, many religious Jews are still fuming about his vote in the Assembly this year in favor of same-sex marriage.

While turnout in an off-year special election is notoriously hard to predict, the latest Siena poll [PDF] shows that despite a three-to-one advantage for Democrats, Weprin leads by just six points—and that his voters are significantly more likely to change their vote."