Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pro-Israel Americans Find Obama Just Right

Greg Sargent reports on new polls indicating that most Americans think Obama is on-target with respect to his Israel/Palestine policy. Specifically, 50% of Americans think that Obama is "striking the right balance" in the conflict, while 21% say he shows too much favoritism to the Palestinians and 6% say he's unduly partial to the Israelis.

Most Americans in general sympathize more with Israel than with Palestine (a 48/11 split in favor of Israel), and if we restrict the poll to those persons, 49% still say he's striking the right balance (with 38% saying he's too favorable to Palestinians).

1 comment:

sonicfrog said...

Off Topic

Dave - Do you follow software patent law at all? Here is an interesting case that was ruled on by the SCOTUS this week. Several aspects of the ruling I find interesting, none the least is that it was an 8 - 0 decision against Microsoft.

Here are more details.


PS. I've been super busy with work and haven't had a chance to really dig into this, and appoligize if I got something wrong in advanced.