Few of those who are most concerned about human rights want the United States to lean toward Israel (17% vs.
38% for others) and also heavily favor Israel’s democracy over its Jewishness (88% vs. Only 7% of this group think that Muslims support ISIS (compared to 16% of others) and compared to the rest of the population, they are relatively unworried about ISIS recruiting Americans for attacks at home and abroad.
Here we focused on a human rights cluster and a general outline of a cluster on the right.
In an earlier article, we also highlighted ethnic and religious groups.
Here, too, the results were consistent across party lines.
Overall, 64% of respondents (71% of Republicans, compared to 60% each of Democrats and Independents) say that escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is likely to be used by ISIS to draw more support and to focus attention on confronting Israel and the United States.These numbers suggest that support for Israel is part of this cluster of ideologies, along with attitudes toward Muslims and support for military excursions in the Middle East.Each idea reinforces the other, with no clear start and end point of causality.Of course, there are other reasons for opposing war with Asad, and many—maybe most—Americans are opposed to any new war in the Middle East; but the robustness of these attitudes across party lines is better explained with reference to the public’s issue ranking.Another example can be found when the poll asked directly about the connection between Israeli-Palestinian violence and support for ISIS.They also tend to favor Israel’s Jewishness more than its democracy, with 32% favoring its Jewishness versus 18% of their counterparts.Perhaps most telling is this: Of the people who favor sending ground troops to fight ISIS, 46% want the United States to lean toward Israel when mediating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—compared to 21% among those who oppose sending ground troops.For example, Americans who would favor sending ground troops to fight ISIS are also much more likely than their counterparts to think that most Muslims support ISIS (20% vs.9%, respectively), and are somewhat more concerned that Americans would join ISIS and carry out attacks on American soil.In the meantime, we've endured lengthy lectures from multicultural activists about America's history of slavery.Leftists continue to fulminate about American foreign policy, which they blame for most of the evils in the world.