Wednesday, December 15, 2010
A sizable number of U.S. voters continue to believe that relations between Israel and the United States will worsen in the year ahead.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 13% of Likely U.S. Voters think America's relationship with Israel will be better in a year's time, the lowest level measure since July. Twenty-nine percent (29%) expect that relationship to get worse over the next year, while 49% say it will remain about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
In November, 27% expected U.S.-Israeli relations to get worse in the next year, while in August, 34% felt that way, a level of pessimism comparable to voters' views about America's relationship with the Muslim world.
Now, 37% say the U.S. relationship with the Muslim world will be worse in a year's time.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on December 9-10, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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