New poll: just 54% of Americans see Israel as an ally – MiddleEastMonitor
Only 54% of Americans polled said that Israel is their country’s ally, a decline from 68% in 2014 and 74% in 2012.
Rasmussen Reports, who conducted the poll, said Israel had “tumbled down the list.”
By contrast, 86% and 84% see Canada and Britain respectfully as the US’s allies.
When broken down along party political lines, 76% of Republicans view Israel an ally of the US compared to only 45% of Democrats and 47% of Independents.
Strikingly, Democrats by a 10-point margin now see Mexico as a better ally than Israel.
The poll was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on March 29-30, and surveyed 800 American adults.