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US Polls: Hamas vs. Israel, Climate Change and Sandy-like storms

Written by  // Tuesday, 20 November 2012 12:10 //

IsraelWith the Middle East on high-alert as Israel and the Hamas exchange rockets, who is the Americans supporting--the Jewish state or the Palestinians?  Also, how does the nation feel about the relationship between climate change and storms such as Sandy which has damaged major parts of the NorthEast Coast of the United States?

 

 

Below is the daily polling update from Clarus, as reported by pollster and consultant Ron Faucheux, President. 

YOUR DAILY POLLING UPDATE

OBAMA APPROVAL: CLARUS AVERAGE 53%

(no change from yesterday)

DIRECTION OF COUNTRY -- WEEKLY AVERAGE

41% right/53% wrong

SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST*

(Among adults nationwide)

"In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?"

Israel 59%

Palestinians 13%

"Do you think Israel was justified or unjustified in taking military action against Hamas and the Palestinians in the area known as Gaza?"

Yes, justified 57%

No, not justified 25%

CLIMATE CHANGE**

Asked of U.S. adults: "Scientists have linked emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases to global climate change. Do you believe that global climate change is increasing the likelihood that the U.S. will be hit by storms such as Hurricane Sandy which recently caused major damage along the East Coast?"

Yes 57%

No 34%

RON FAUCHEUX'S ELECTION ANALYSIS

Gender Gaps

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?QorvisCommunications/0b9630fb35/ba24150fd9/c4230c8add

The Economy and the Election

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?QorvisCommunications/0b9630fb35/ba24150fd9/c5a7bd14cf

Politics and Religion

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?QorvisCommunications/0b9630fb35/ba24150fd9/4bf079d557

The Changing Electorate

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?QorvisCommunications/0b9630fb35/ba24150fd9/053ea961c7

Who Gets the Blame: Romney or the GOP

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?QorvisCommunications/0b9630fb35/ba24150fd9/0c48d54c37

The Most Important Poll Number of 2012

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?QorvisCommunications/0b9630fb35/ba24150fd9/47520f61aa

TUESDAY TRIVIA

Which major party presidential nominee since 1900 lost his home state by the largest percentage margin?

(see answer below)

SOURCES:

Presidential job rating & direction of country average based on the two most recently reported nationwide polls.

* CNN/ORC, Nov. 16-18

** United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, Nov. 8-11

TUESDAY TRIVIA

Mitt Romney in 2012. He lost home state Massachusetts by 23 points.

Coming in second was James Cox, who lost home state Ohio by 20 points in 1920.

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Clarus Research Group is a nonpartisan polling firm based in Washington, D.C., specializing in survey research for businesses, associations, nonprofits and media organizations. For more information, contact Dr. Faucheux at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to our website at www.ClarusRG.com.

Clarus Research Group cannot attest to the reliability or methodology of surveys that it does not conduct.

Copyright 2012 © Ronald A. Faucheux 

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