Friday, November 4, 2011
Why Are Republicans So Much Friendlier To Israel Than Are Democrats?
For quite some time polling has consistently showed that the Republican party, as a group, tend to be far, far friendlier to the Jewish state than are Democrats and the more "progressive" a Democrat is the more likely he is to hold malice toward that country.
2010 Gallup polling shows that while 85 percent of Republicans favor the Israelis in their conflict with the Palestinians and 60 percent of independents feel likewise, only 48 percent of Democrats do so.
This is just precisely the kind of data that we must be aware of as we move forward.
We must not allow ourselves to be taken for granted by either political party and it is more than clear that the very party that we heavily support is not necessarily very supportive of either the Jewish people or the Jewish state.
Maybe it's time to move on.