1 in 5 voting Americans say US is too supportive of Israel

These results come amid concerns in at least some pro-Israel circles over a perceived decrease in support for Israel among Democratic members of Congress.

By World Israel News staff 

American voters have long considered Israel an ally of the United States, but more than one-in-five now believe that the U.S. is too supportive of the Jewish State, according to the Rasmussen Reports polling company.

A new national telephone and online survey finds that 22% of likely U.S. voters think, generally speaking, that the United States is too supportive of Israel. Almost as many (19%), though, say that the U.S. is not supportive enough. A plurality of voters (45%) believe America’s support for Israel is about right. Another 14% are undecided.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on February 3-4.

A poll taken on the same days shows that 20% of likely U.S. voters favor the effort calling for boycott, disinvestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The national telephone and online survey found that 41% are opposed, but nearly as many, 39%, are undecided, said the company.

These results come in the wake of concerns in at least some pro-Israel circles in the U.S. over a perceived decrease in support for Israel among Democratic members of Congress. It also comes amid the controversy sparked by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has charged that the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby group in Washington pays off members of Congress to support Israel. Omar has come out in favor of the BDS movement.

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