On That Gallup Poll on Support for Israel

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Shmuel Rosner digs deeper and finds some interesting data, data that should trouble friends of Israel in America:

While the upward trend is likely to encourage Israelis, there are also more worrisome signs in this poll. Republicans become more supportive of Israel, but with Democrats the picture is less rosy. In fact, as far as I can recall another record was set in this poll: the gap between Republican and Democratic support is higher than ever (37%!). Two years ago, I wrote about another poll in which the difference was "significant": it was a mare 20%.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/03/on-that-gallup-poll-on-support-for-israel/36799/