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56% Still Consider Israel a U.S. Ally

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Most voters still view Israel as one of America's leading allies. 

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that 56% think of Israel as an ally, while just three percent (3%) view the country as an enemy to the United States. Thirty-six percent (36%) think Israel is somewhere in between an enemy and an ally of the United States. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Those numbers remain little unchanged from August when 60% felt that way.

That same month, however, Americans ranked Israel third on a list of 12 nations in the news, behind only Great Britain and Canada as the U.S.'s best friends.

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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on October 24-25 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.

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