Beeker choose the poll that suited his foregone conclusions, which is not exactly the methodology of an objective academic. There are many other polls that contradict his conclusions, and there are more plausible conclusions from his preferred poll. American public comprehension is distorted by the curious "pas de deux" whereby Israel concocts some very public impediment to progress, and the US leaves discussion of the consequences Israeli's "friends". If Obama, or any other senior member of the government were to explain why the Israeli antics are detrimental, the public perception would be very different. Crowley's statement, delivered in his usual contorted language, he can be understood to mean anything the reader likes. Time for Dr. Beeker to go back to school.
Kerry: Pollard's parole not related to Iran deal (Reuters)
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