Joe Biden’s approval rating among Democrats hit a new low, dropping 11 percentage points in just over a month, according to a recent Gallup poll. This decline in support comes as the Middle East continues to experience instability and the Democrat party grapples with its own divided opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A significant number of Democrats sympathize with Palestinians, including some who support the Hamas terrorists.
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The survey reveals that Biden’s approval among his own party fell from 86 percent to a record low of 75 percent. This drop can be partly attributed to his unwavering support for Israel, despite the country’s recent intense military operations in response to Hamas’ terrorist attacks. A Gallup poll from February showed that, for the first time in the survey’s two-decade history, Democrats sympathized more with Palestinians than Israelis.
The generational divide within the party is also evident, with less than half of Gen Z and millennial Democrats believing that the U.S. should publicly express support for Israel, according to a recent NPR poll.
It is commendable that Biden remains steadfast in his support for Israel’s defensive measures against Hamas. However, critics argue that his support for Palestinian aid could inadvertently end up benefiting Hamas. Despite these efforts, Biden’s overall approval rating dropped by four points to a mere 37 percent. Among independents, only 35 percent approve of him, while a paltry five percent of Republicans do.
This poll should serve as a wake-up call for Biden and the Democrat party. It is clear that they need to address the internal divisions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and find a way to maintain support among their own members. Otherwise, they risk alienating a significant portion of the party base.