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26% Support Elevated Status of Palestine, 38% Say It Will Hurt Israeli Peace Talks

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Obama administration is trying to avoid a vote at the United Nations next week that would elevate the status of the Palestinian Authority from a nonvoting “observer entity” to “observer state” for fear it would harm Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and incite violence in the region. A plurality of Likely Voters nationwide agrees that recognizing Palestine as a new nation would hurt its peace talks with Israel, but voters are also fairly undecided as to whether they think the UN should grant Palestine that independence.


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