By Ben Kamisar
Extra Democrats have sympathy for Palestinians than for Israelis amid their ongoing battle, in line with recent polling from Gallup. The shift marks the primary time since Gallup started gathering this information in 2001 that members of both get together have been extra sympathetic to the Palestinians.
The survey finds 49% of Democrats saying they’re extra sympathetic to Palestinians, whereas 38% say they’re extra sympathetic to the Israelis.
However independents and Republicans nonetheless align extra with Israelis. Amongst independents, 49% are extra sympathetic to Israelis, whereas 32% are extra sympathetic to the Palestinians. And Democrats’ positions are dramatically totally different than Republicans — 78% are extra sympathetic to Israelis, whereas simply 11% say they’re extra sympathetic to Palestinians.
There’s additionally a big generational divide within the information: Boomers have the very best internet sympathy towards Israel whereas the Silent Technology and Technology X are additionally considerably extra prone to sympathize with Israel. However millennials are evenly divided.
The info is a part of Gallup’s World Affairs poll, which was performed from Feb. 1-23.