Americans favor continued support for Israel but sour on Biden’s performance: POLL

Americans favor continued support for Israel but sour on Biden's performance: POLL
  1. Plurality of Americans Support U.S. Backing of Israel in Hamas Conflict: A substantial number of Americans express support for the United States’ involvement in aiding Israel during its conflict with Hamas, with 29% advocating for even more support.
  2. Majority Disapproves of President Biden’s Handling of Conflict: Despite the backing for U.S. support of Israel, a majority of the public (54%) disapproves of President Joe Biden’s management of the situation, adding to concerns as he embarks on his reelection campaign.
  3. Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza: The conflict has led to a grave humanitarian crisis in Gaza, with a significant number of casualties and displaced people. The United Nations has expressed concerns about evacuation efforts.
  4. Differing Views on U.S. Involvement in Ukraine vs. Israel: Americans’ opinions on U.S. support in the Israel-Hamas conflict differ from those on the U.S. involvement in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, where one in three Americans believes the U.S. is doing too much to support Ukraine.
  5. Biden’s Ongoing Support for Israel: President Biden and his administration continue to express unwavering support for Israel in the face of the conflict, addressing both the ongoing crisis and the suffering of Palestinians.
  6. Responsibility and Trust in Political Parties: The poll reveals that most Americans believe the U.S. has a responsibility to protect Israeli civilians, but not Palestinian civilians. Additionally, trust in political parties is divided, with no clear consensus on which party would handle the conflict better.
  7. Republican Divisions on Israel: Republican divisions on Israel’s stance are apparent, with some candidates distancing themselves from former President Donald Trump’s remarks, while others express frustration over their inability to offer aid.
  8. Low Confidence in Biden’s Leadership on Multiple Issues: As the country enters a presidential election year, the poll indicates low confidence in President Biden’s leadership on various issues, including the economy, crime, climate change, inflation, gun violence, Russia and Ukraine, and immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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