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New poll: just 54% of Americans see Israel as an ally

April 3, 2015 at 10:29 am

The number of Americans who view Israel as an ally of the United States has sharply decreased, according to a new poll published Thursday.

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