Gallup Poll: Americans More Sympathetic Of Israel Now Than Ever Before
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - A new Gallup Poll has revealed that American sympathies for the Middle Eastern nation of Israel are at an all-time high.
The research company, whose headquarters are located in Washington, D.C., spoke with a sample pool of 1,015 American adults over the phone last month, according to a release on the survey posted on their official website.
Through these conversations, Gallup found that a record-breaking 64 percent of Americans side with Israelis in the ongoing conflict between them and the Palestinians.
Conversely, only 12 percent of Americans sympathize with Palestine, according to their findings. A reported 23 percent stated that they were neutral on the matter.
“[T]oday’s 64 percent ties the highest Gallup has recorded in a quarter century, last seen in 1991 during the Gulf War,” the release noted. “At that time, slightly fewer than today, 7 percent, sympathized more with the Palestinians.”
Republicans were said to be the biggest supporters of Israel, with 78 percent of identifying conservatives siding with Israel. In comparison, just 55 percent of Democrats agreed.
The results were released March 15, mere days before President Barack Obama embarks upon a three-day tour of Israel.