WSJ Poll: Over Half Back Israel; Dems Split Over War

A majority of Americans say they believe Israel’s offensive against Palestinian militant group Hamas is warranted, while the issue is splitting Democrats, a new poll from The Wall Street Journal has found.

According to the survey, 55% of respondents said they believe Israel is taking appropriate action to defend itself and prevent another incursion by Hamas, compared to 25% who said Israel’s military response is disproportionate to the Oct. 7 attack during which more than 1,200 Israelis were killed.

As the fighting in Gaza enters its third month, 42% of voters said they sympathized more with the Israelis, versus 12% who said the same of the Palestinians.

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