Poll: 3 in 4 Say It's Important US Fund Military Aid to Israel

October 18, 2023

A new poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly believe the United States should supply military aid to Israel as its war with Hamas intensifies.

The poll, conducted by CNBC following Hamas's surprise attack on Israel this month, found that 74 percent of Americans think it is either somewhat or very important for the United States to fund military aid funding to Israel.

Just 39 percent of respondents said U.S. policy should favor Israelis over Palestinians, but that figure represents an increase in support for Israel since its 2014 war with Hamas, CNBC reported:

According to the survey, 39% of the public believe the U.S. government should favor Israelis over Palestinians in their conflict, compared with 34% after the 2014 Gaza war.

Meanwhile 36% believe the U.S. should treat both the same, compared with 53% in 2014. Nineteen percent are undecided, up from 9% in 2014, suggesting the situation remains fluid and actions by either side could still move public opinion. (The prior results come from an NBC News survey in August 2014 conducted one month after the Gaza war.)

Meanwhile, 74% of the public believe it is either somewhat or very important for the U.S. government to fund military aid to Israel.

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