Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rasmussen: 56% of US likely voters Consider Israel a U.S. Ally; 27% think the US-Israel relationship will worsen

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.

Just 10% think the 62-year-old relationship between the United States and Israel will be better in a year’s time, while 27% think the relationship will be worse. Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters think the U.S.-Israel relationship will be about the same a year from now. In August, voters were a bit more pessimistic, with 34% who thought the relationship would worsen over the next year.

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

Just 12% expect relations with Muslims worldwide to be better a year from now, while 39% expect them to be worse. Forty-one percent (41%) expect that relationship to be about the same.

Forty-three percent (43%) of Republicans think Israeli relations will be worse in a year, while just 12% of Democrats and 28% of voters not affiliated with either major political party agree.