And The Survey Says… Plenty of Dems, GOP Are Anti-Semites

Public Policy Polling found that 57% of Republicans would support imposing Christianity as the national religion, while 30% were opposed and 13% were undecided.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Support for Christianity as a national religion according to 2016 Republican Presidential Primary preferences. (Public Policy Polling)

Support for Christianity as a national religion according to 2016 Republican Presidential Primary preferences. (Public Policy Polling)

 

Since 2004, Israel has consistently received the majority share of Americans’ sympathies. (Gallup)

Since 2004, Israel has consistently received the majority share of Americans’ sympathies. (Gallup)

Meanwhile, the Gallup found that while a majority of Democrats view Israel “favorably” a majority either sympathized with the Palestinians more than the Israelis or were undecided.

Democrats’ support for Israel has also risen since 2000, but not quite as sharply as Republicans’. Additionally, the percentage of Democrats sympathizing with Israel fell 10 points this year to 48%…. The percentage of Democrats viewing Israel favorably is also down, currently at 60%, vs. 74% a year ago. Positive views of the Palestinian Authority are fairly scarce, but no lower than they have been in recent years.

erAs my grandfather used to say, An amorets vakst umetum (“Idiots can be found everywhere”); neither political party has a monopoly on simplistic anti-Semitic thinking. However, Steve Sheffey does not despair:

The bottom line is that in Congress, both parties strongly support Israel. That’s all that matters when it comes to Israel. We see Republicans at risk in primaries if they admit that evolution is real. We don’t see Democrats at risk in primaries because the support Israel.

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