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Biden Approval Tanks By Double Digits Among Democrats Over Israel

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President Joe Biden’s approval rating has been falling for months now, and it took yet another hit — among Democrat voters, no less — over his support for Israel following a brutal, deadly surprise attack on the Jewish state by the Hamas terrorist organization earlier this month.

According to Axios, citing a new Gallup survey, Biden’s approval rating fell 11 points in a single month among Democrats, falling to a record low of 75 percent, and that is largely due to his support for Israel.

“Biden is at risk of alienating members of his own party with his unequivocal support for Israel, which has carried out a weeks-long bombardment and total siege of Gaza in response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attacks,” Axios reported.

The results come after Gallup found in February that more Democrats sympathized with Palestinians than Israelis for the first time since the polling firm asked the question.

“The divide is particularly stark between generations: Less than half (48%) of Gen Z and millennials believe the U.S. should publicly voice support for Israel, according to a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll,” Axios continued.

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While Biden’s steadfast support for Israel, his trip there, and his request that Congress provide $14 billion in aid for the country won him plaudits from Israel supporters, four new national surveys found that it didn’t translate into a net gain in political support at home, Axios reported.

“Biden’s approval in October’s Gallup poll fell four points to match a record low of 37%, driven by his slide among Democrats and a four-point drop-off among independents (35%). His approval among Republicans remained steady at 5%,” the outlet continued.

“Joe Biden has single-handedly alienated almost every Arab American and Muslim American voter in Michigan,” Democratic state Rep. Alabas Farhat told NBC News last week.

“The Biden administration and Democrats as a whole are going to have to do a lot of work to rebuild some level of trust with my community,” Farhat added. “It’s never too late to do the right thing.”

“President Biden won with historic numbers in 2020. And I was proud to represent that, but the last two weeks have really shifted things,” Ahmad Ramadan, a former Biden adviser now leading coalition efforts for the Michigan Democratic Party, told the network. “I’ve also been getting calls from people saying, ‘I have blood on my hands because I got people out to support him during that campaign.’”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations demanded Biden apologize Wednesday after he expressed doubts about the number of casualties and deaths — more than 7,000 — reported by the Ministry of Health of the Hamas-run government in Gaza.

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Meanwhile, a non-governmental organization monitor released a stunning finding this week in the wake of the terrorist group Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel.

NGO Monitor reported that President Joe Biden’s State Department provided more than $90,000 in funds in the form of “two grants to the Phoenix Center for Research and Field Studies, established in 2021 under Gaza University, valued at $30,088 for an August 2023-July 2024 project and $60,000 for a September 2023-August 2024 project,” The Daily Caller noted.

According to NGO Monitor, the website of the Phoenix Center reveals that senior officials of Palestinian-aligned terrorist groups have taken part in several conferences and panels that were hosted by the facility, all of whom support “armed resistance” against Israel.

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The Daily Caller notes further:

The recipient of the grant is listed as the “Finiq Center for Field Studies and Researches.” NGO Monitor attributes the different spelling to a phonetic error, since its address matches the Phoenix Center’s address.

At a Dec. 13, 2022 discussion hosted by the center on “the approaches of open conflict with the occupation authorities in Jerusalem and the West Bank,” participants concluded “the priorities of future agendas must include the need to reintegrate armed resistance and popular resistance,” according to document produced by the Phoenix Center and translated from Arabic by NGO Monitor.

The center identifies itself as “an independent, non-profit Palestinian institution established within the framework of its responsibility towards Palestinian communities to meet their political, economic and social needs,” its website states.

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