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Monday, February 23, 2015

Can't say we didn't warn you: Most Democrats don't sympathize with Israel

An annual Gallup survey that asks voters whether they sympathize more with Israel or the 'Palestinians' shows that most Democrats don't sympathize with Israel.
As that graph of the trend by party shows, that summary masks some nuance. That 48 percent of Democrats is actually up significantly since the mid-1990s -- as is the figure for Republicans.
Over the past 12 months, though, there's been a drop of support for Israelis of about ten points by Democrats, a plunge that rivals the decline seen among all parties after a boost of support during the first Gulf War. Gallup suggests that timing may have played a role. The survey was conducted earlier this month, as the debate over Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress began to heat up. The speech and the invitation that prompted it have been criticized in the United States and in Israel as injecting partisan politics into the relationship between the two countries. Gallup's survey suggests that might be true.
The graph above also masks Americans' overall support of Israel. Seventy percent of Americans rate Israel favorably, down a tick from the 72 percent expressed in 2014, but nothing substantial. That trend has also been consistently upward since the 1990s.
They also sympathized with us after they abandoned us in the Holocaust and they would undoubtedly sympathize with us if we were good Jews and went to the Iranian nuclear slaughter, God Forbid. Here's hoping that Netanyahu speaks and who cares what Democrats think.

80% of American Jews will blindly vote for whoever is the Democratic candidate in 2016 anyway. Obama will burn in hell. What could go wrong? 

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At 10:07 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

But those Dems are the ones who set up the whole Gaia Green $lu$h thing. A bunch of people in the U.S. (and Israel) are sticking in place for the next tranches of U.S. Treasury Siphoned $lu$h. Are they still building whatever that thing is with Cornell on Roosevelt Island in Blue Blue New York? Googling... yup. Underway. Here it is: http://construction.tech.cornell.edu

So, between that kind of thing and the Big (Defective) Solar out in California, hard to resist voting Democrat. When someone comes out with a disavowal of the Fraud Anti-Carbon Religion, which is ending up being a War on the Poor all over the Planet, and quits taking the $lu$h, then it will look like Liberty!

At 2:20 PM, Blogger jlevyellow said...

A close look at the chart indicates that there has been a rapid rise in support for Israel among Republicans AND a slower increase in Democratic support. Apparently, everyone is supporting Israel more or about the same.

I notice an uptick in support for Israel among all parties in 1991, which was the year of conflict in Kuwait under Bush #1. We might surmise from this that empathy rises when the parties are fighting the same battle. And from this we can see the real battle between Obama and Netanyahu: For Obama to isolate Israel, Americans must be convinced that rapprochement with the Muslims is in America's interest. And so what if it not in Israel's interests!

At 1:54 AM, Blogger SenatorMark4 said...

There has to be an approach to foreign affairs that seems reasonable to all normal air breathing mammals (that excludes Hamas, et al). I think it is the First Amendment, which NO MUSLIM entity can honestly endorse and everyone knows it.

When you start there, Israel and the U.S. are alone. Duh.


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