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Zogby/AAI Poll: How Arab Americans Will Vote in 2008 and Why

posted on: Sep 15, 2008


Dr. James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, will present the results of the first of two surveys on Arab American political opinion leading up to the 2008 presidential election at a press conference on Thursday, September 18, 2008.

The purpose of the survey is to gauge Arab American voter preference in the upcoming election and to determine the issues that will motivate their vote. Arab American voters are a key demographic in several battleground states including Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.

The nationwide AAI telephone poll, conducted by Zogby International, randomly surveyed Arab Americans by live operators from Zogby International’s in-house call center in Upstate New York. The press conference will take place at 11 a.m. at the St. Regis, 923 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Founded in 1985, the Arab American Institute (AAI) is a nonprofit organization committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent. AAI provides policy, research and public affairs services to support a broad range of community activities. For more information on AAI, please visit or call 202-429-9210.

Yalla Vote, an initiative of the Arab American Institute, strives to empower and engage Arab Americans in the political process at all levels, grass roots to grass top. This year, the Yalla Vote campaign, “Our Voice. Our Future. Yalla Vote ’08”, is organizing Arab Americans across the country to vote for the candidates they feel will work to resolve the issues of concern to our community, as outlined by the National Declaration. Throughout this campaign cycle, Yalla Vote ’08 initiatives will train Arab Americans to get out the vote, mobilize Arab Americans to vote, and provide forums for Arab Americans to speak to candidates about the issues that concern us most. For more details, please visit

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