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Gallup: US Split on Palestinian State

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Monday, 13 Feb 2017 09:44 AM

Americans are divided on the establishment of a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza Strip with 45 percent supporting it and 42 percent opposed, a new Gallup poll reveals.

Here are the survey highlights:

  • 25 percent of Republicans favor a Palestinian state, compared to 61 percent of Democrats and 50 percent of independents.
  • 49 percent of all those polled have a favorable view of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while 30 percent do not.
  • 62 percent of Americans say they sympathize more with the Israelis, while 19 percent sympathize with the Palestinians.

"Americans continue to sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and are now split over the merits of an independent Palestinian state," Gallup said in a report accompanying the results.

"But much of this is driven by Republicans, who show extraordinarily high support for Israel and — in contrast to Democrats — lean against Palestinian statehood."

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Americans are divided on the establishment of a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza Strip with 45 percent supporting it and 42 percent opposed, a new Gallup poll reveals.
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