Majority Disapprove of How Obama Is Handling Mideast Conflict

Smoke rises after an Israeli missile hit Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City

Smoke rises after an Israeli missile hit Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City / AP

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A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling the conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Fifty-two percent of Americans disapprove of how the president is handling the situation while just 39 percent approve.

The poll found that only 31 percent of independents approve of how Obama is handling the situation in the Middle East. Just 18 percent of Republicans approve and while 65 percent of Democrats approve.