Thursday, January 01, 2009

A Good Indication Of Which Party Is Really Better For Israel

It is the argument that will not die: which party--Republicans or Democrats--is better for Israel. If we assume that the proof is not declarations by Party leaders, but rather what the actual rank and file say, the answer is obvious:
Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans back Israel’s decision to take military action against the Palestinians, but only half as many Democrats (31%) agree. A majority of Democrats (55%) say Israel should have tried to find a diplomatic solution first, a view shared by just 27% of Republicans.
While 75% of Republicans say Israel is an ally of the United States, just 55% of Democrats agree. Seven percent (7%) of Democrats say Israel is an enemy of America, but only one percent (1%) of Republicans say the same. For 21% of Republicans, Israel is somewhere in between, and 28% of Democrats agree.
The results about how Israel should have first tried diplomacy may also indicate which party is more reliant on the MSM as opposed to really keeping up on the news--something we've seen indicated before. Let's not forget the 6 month truce--and the continuation of Kassams from Gaza during that time.

In any case, one thing that we can take away from this poll:
Party members say what keeps Jews happy and gets votes for the candidates.
The rank and file tell it like it is.

Also, check out Memeorandum.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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