More Americans say they sympathize with Israelis than Palestinians in the current conflict in the Middle East, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll finds.
Forty-three percent of adults say they sympathize more with Israel, 14 percent are more sympathetic toward Palestinians. But another 43 percent say they're unsure.
The results are more lopsided when asked to choose between Israel and Hamas -- 54 percent sympathize more with Israel, while just 7 percent sympathize with Hamas.
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The poll also finds that more than six-in-10 respondents -- 62 percent -- believe that Israelis and Palestinians will not be able to form a lasting peace agreement that will work.
The NBC/WSJ/Marist poll was conducted July 28-31 of 760 adults, and it has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.6 percentage points.
First published August 3 2014, 6:13 AM
Mark Murray is the Senior Political Editor at NBC News, where he covers politics for the network, writes and edits its popular â€œFirst Readâ€ blog, and appears daily on MSNBC and Washington DCâ€™s NBC affiliate to discuss the latest political news.
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He also serves as a key manager of NBCâ€™s political coverage, giving direction to the networkâ€™s reporters and producers.
Before joining NBC News in 2003, Murray spent five years as a reporter at National Journal. And he has written freelance articles published in the New York Times (Sunday op-ed page), the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Monthly, Washingtonian magazine, and Washington City Paper.
Murray is a 1996 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A.), and he resides in Washington DC.