Support for Palestinian State Hits Two-Decade Low in U.S.


abbasThe idea of a Palestinian state is less popular in the U.S. than it has been in at least two decades, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows, as a long period of generally bipartisan support for the concept has passed.

The idea is still slightly above water, with 39% in support and 36% in opposition. But that’s a far cry from 58% of Americans who supported the idea in 2003.

The 39% who support the idea is the lowest since 1998, and the three-point gap between support and opposition is the smallest in at least two decades.

The new poll shows 38% approve of Obama’s work with Israel, while 50% disapprove.