New Gallup poll finds Americans’ opinions of both Israel and PA worsened in past year

A new poll from Gallup finds Americans’ opinions of both Israel and the Palestinian Authority have gotten worse in the past year, though the balance of opinion is similar to last year.

According to the poll, 58 percent of Americans have a positive view of Israel, down from 68% last year, while positive opinions of the PA dropped from 26% to 18%.

The highest drop in views on Israel is seen among young adults aged 18 to 34, where positive opinions dropped from 64% to 38% in the past year.

Gallup notes that Americans still favor Israel over the PA, with 51% sympathizing with Israel (compared to 54% last year) and 27% with the Palestinians (down from 31%).

Around half (52%) also see the war in Gaza, sparked by Hamas’s October 7 massacres, as “a critical threat to US vital interests,” up from 35% two years ago.

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