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Who Knew? The Holy Land Primary

The Holy Land Primary

Here’s a rare and unexpected agreement between Israelis and Palestinians: Both support John McCain over Barack Obama. Ynetnews reports a poll showing McCain besting Obama among Israelis 46 to 32, while a Jerusalem Post article mentions a poll of Palestinians from September, showing McCain beating Obama 33.5 to 27.7. A plurality of Palestinians, however, prefer neither candidate, and the Post article emphasizes Palestinians’ pessimism that both outcomes will have little effect on their lives. Nearly half of all Israelis, meanwhile, think a McCain administration would better impact Israel. The only other countries surveyed that support McCain are Georgia and the Philippines.

October 27, 2008 10:53 AM