Last Thursday, the New York Times published a full-page ad containing a letter signed by 26 prominent American Jewish leaders calling for congressional support of the Iran nuclear agreement.
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...
As part of the landmark Trade Promotion Authority legislation, President Obama signed into law this week language opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. This latest legislation is, of course, just the latest example of President Obama standing by the state of Israel and supporting the country on the international stage.