The Washington Times - March 20, 2013, 10:38AM

Partisan divides on Israel continue to emerge. These numbers are from a CNN/ORC poll of 1,021 U.S. adults conducted March 15 to 17:

66 percent of Americans say Israel and Arab nations will not settle their differences and live in peace; 78 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of conservatives, 54 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of liberals agree.


49 percent of Americans overall say the U.S. should support Israel if it attacks Iran over nuclear weapon issues; 63 percent of Republicans, 62 percent of conservatives, 42 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of liberals agree.

46 percent overall consider Israel an ally of the U.S.; 63 percent of Republicans, 58 percent of conservatives, 33 percent of Democrats and 37 percent of liberals agree.

33 percent overall say Israel is “friendly but not an ally”; 18 percent of Republicans, 26 percent of conservatives, 39 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of liberals agree.