BY Jacskson Richman, JNS—
A new poll released this week highlights the growing partisan gap on Israel in the United States.
Compared to 64 percent of Republicans, just 17 percent of Democrats support Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday.
At the same time, Netanyahu received a 30 percent favorable rating from Independents.
Among the six world leaders listed, the score by Democrats is the third-lowest approval rating, preceded by Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea head Kim Jong Un, who have a Democratic approval rating of 4 percent and 2 percent, respectively.
Overall, Netanyahu received a 37 percent approval rating and a 29 percent disapproval rating among adults.
Democratic support was higher for German Chancellor Angela Merkel (53 percent), British Prime Minister Theresa May (54 percent) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (67 percent).
Meanwhile, Republican approval ratings for these world leaders stood at 48 percent for May, 30 percent for Trudeau, 27 percent for Merkel, 27 percent for Putin and 8 percent for Kim. Continue Reading…