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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Gaza Politics, December

Our latest book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics.  The 2024 race has begun.  The Gaza war is politically dangerous for Biden.

Jonathan Weisman, Ruth Igielnik and Alyce McFadden at NYT:

Voters broadly disapprove of the way President Biden is handling the bloody strife between Israelis and Palestinians, a New York Times/Siena College poll has found, with younger Americans far more critical than older voters of both Israel’s conduct and of the administration’s response to the war in Gaza.
Economic concerns remain paramount, with 34 percent of registered voters listing economic- or inflation-related concerns as the top issue facing the country. That’s down from 45 percent in October 2022, but still high.

Voters between 18 and 29 years old, traditionally a heavily Democratic demographic, jump out. Nearly three quarters of them disapprove of the way Mr. Biden is handling the conflict in Gaza. And among registered voters, they say they would vote for Mr. Trump by 49 percent to 43 percent — in July, those young voters backed Mr. Biden by 10 percentage points.

Do you approve of President Biden’s handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Don’t Know/Refused

Who do you trust to do a better job on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Don’t Know/Refused

Source: New York Times/Siena College poll of 1,016 registered voters nationwide from Dec. 10-14.


By Lazaro Gamio