Poll: Most Americans disapprove of Israel’s ‘military action’ in Gaza

File: A pro-Palestinian demonstrator waves a Palestinian flag near the White House during the "March on Washington for Gaza" in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2024. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)
File: A pro-Palestinian demonstrator waves a Palestinian flag near the White House during the "March on Washington for Gaza" in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2024. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

In a reversal from its previous survey, Gallup releases a poll showing more respondents now disapprove of Israel’s military campaign in Gaza against Hamas than approve.

Asked “do you approve or disapprove of the military action Israel has taken in Gaza,” 55% of respondents disapprove, versus 36% who approve and 9% with no opinion. In the poll from November, 50% approved, 45% disapproved and 4% didn’t know when asked the same question, which doesn’t mention Hamas or the terror group’s October 7 attack that triggered Israel’s “military action” in Gaza.

The Gallup survey was published on the heels of a poll from Harvard-Harris that indicated support for Israel among Americans remains robust, with 79% saying they back the Jewish state over Hamas. Two-thirds of respondents in that poll also say they believe Israel is trying to reduce civilian casualties in Gaza, while 63% back a ceasefire “only after the release of all hostages and Hamas [is] removed from power.”

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