Democrats

Democratic Draft Platform Strongly Pro-Israel

The draft Democratic  Party platform is staunchly pro-Israel. The draft aligns with Hillary Clinton's pro-Israel positions. The Anti-Defamation League praised the platform language, noting that it broke new ground "in opposing 'any effort to delegitimize Israel, including at the U.N. or through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement' and further confirms Democratic support for Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel."

Frank Luntz and His Partisan Polling

After surveying an unidentified group of “opinion elites,” Republican pollster Frank Luntz now contends that Democrats have lost their support for Israel. In a column for the Jerusalem Post, Doulgas Bloomfield challenges the legitimacy of such findings. Bloomfield writes:

How credible is this poll? Consider this: it was conducted by a highly partisan Republican pollster who surveyed 802 “highly educated, high income... opinion elites” – not rank and file or members of Congress – that he selected to measure partisan American attitudes toward Israel...