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Polls Show Americans Wildly Deceived About Gaza War

Posted by: ericzuesse@icloud.com

Date: Sunday, 17 December 2023

https://theduran.com/polls-show-americans-wildly-deceived-about-gaza-war/




Polls Show Americans Wildly Deceived About Gaza War


Eric Zuesse (blogs at https://theduran.com/author/eric-zuesse/)


74% of Americans think Hamas wants Genocide of Israelis; 31% think Israel wants genocide of Gazans (which Israel has actually wanted ever since Israel was founded in 1948). Americans also falsely believe that Hamas (which is supported by 88% of Palestinians) is rejected by Palestinians. How can a democracy exist in America if the public are so extremely deceived as this? It can’t (and doesn’t). So: these poll-findings are of wider significance than merely the Gazan war.


Here’s the evidence:


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https://harvardharrispoll.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/HHP_Dec23_KeyResults.pdf

Field Dates: December 13-14, 2023

This survey was conducted online within the United States from December 13-14 among 2,034 registered voters by The Harris Poll and HarrisX.

Page 59

MOST [69%/31%] THINK ISRAEL IS TRYING TO AVOID CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN THE WAR AGAINST HAMAS; 3 IN 4 VOTERS [74%/26%] SAY HAMAS HAS A GOAL TO COMMIT GENOCIDE

OVER 3 IN 5 [63%/37%] VOTERS SAY ISRAEL IS JUST TRYING TO DEFEND ITSELF, AND THE SAME PROPORTION [64%/36%THINK HAMAS IS DEDICATED ONLY TO THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL

Page 63

VOTERS ARE SPLIT [50/50] ON WHETHER BIDEN HAS ACTED FORCEFULLY ENOUGH OR HAS BEEN TOO WEAK [on Israel-Hamas]

“Does Israel have a right to defend itself against terror attacks by launching air strikes on targets in heavily populated Palestinian areas with warnings to those citizens or does it not have the right to launch such attacks?” [81%Yes/19%No]

“Should Israel cease all hostilities now [37%Yes] or keep going until Hamas is defeated and the hostages released?” [63%Yes]?

Do you think Hamas is supported by the majority of Palestinians in Gaza [34%Yes] or is Hamas a terror group that rules the people of Gaza with force and fear and is not supported by them [66%Yes]?

Who is primarily responsible for triggering the humanitarian crisis in Gaza - Hamas [73%] or Israel [37%]?

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https://apnews.com/article/israel-hamas-palestinians-opinion-poll-wartime-views-a0baade915619cd070b5393844bc4514

Palestinian poll shows a rise in Hamas support and close to 90% wanting US-backed Abbas to resign

W. 13 December 2023, [atrociously written, and without appropriate context] by KARIN LAUB

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A wartime opinion poll among Palestinians published Wednesday shows [strong public support for Hamas and rejection of its competitor the Palestinian Authority, which rules the West Bank and which is led by Mahmoud Abbas.] …

57% of respondents in Gaza and 82% in the West Bank believe Hamas was correct in launching the October attack, the poll indicated. A large majority believed Hamas’ claims that it acted to defend a major Islamic shrine in Jerusalem against Jewish extremists and win the release of Palestinian prisoners. Only 10% said they believed Hamas has committed war crimes. …

88% want Abbas to resign, up by 10 percentage points from three months ago. In the West Bank, 92% called for the resignation of the octogenarian. … nearly 60% now saying it [the Palestinian Authority] should be dissolved. In the West Bank, [the U.S.-Government-backed] Abbas’ continued security coordination with Israel’s military against Hamas, his bitter political rival, is widely unpopular [amongst Palestinians even in the West Bank]. …

The level of anti-Americanism and anti-Westernism is huge among Palestinians because of the positions they have taken regarding international humanitarian law and what is happening in Gaza. [See this and this.] …

The survey was conducted from Nov. 22 to Dec. 2 among 1,231 people in the West Bank and Gaza and had an error margin of 4 percentage points. In Gaza, poll workers conducted 481 in-person interviews during a weeklong cease-fire that ended Dec. 1.


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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s new book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.


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