Gallup's annual World Affairs survey, published Wednesday, finds that American support for Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has dropped to 59 percent, the lowest figure in a decade.
Support for the Palestinian side has risen to 21 percent - a historic high.
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The results are based on a survey conducted each February. Gallup notes, “the 2019 poll was conducted Feb. 1-10 prior to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's recent remarks,” which have sparked debate over U.S. support for Israel.
The poll found support for Israel dropped 5 percentage points from last year, hitting its lowest mark since 2009.
Support for Israel among Democrats polled fell 6 percentage points compared to 2018’s poll, while support among those who identified as Republican dropped by 13 percentage points. The views of political independents are unchanged.
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Democratic support siding from 49% to 43% approaches the lowest level of Democratic partiality toward Israel since 2005, added Gallup. Republican support for Israel in the conflict hit an all-time high of 87% in 2018 and dropped to 76% today.