(POLL) Have college campus protests backfired?

New polling indicates that if the goal of students in recent college campus protests was to make American voters more sympathetic to Palestinians, it didn’t work.

That’s according to the latest Rasmussen Reports which found that just 15% of likely U.S. voters said the college protests made them more sympathetic to the Palestinians.

Forty-two percent (42%) say the protests have made them less sympathetic to the Palestinians, while (37%) say the protests have not made much difference in how they view the Palestinians.

The nationwide wave of pro-Palestinian protests began April 17 at Columbia University. 

Nineteen percent (19%) of voters now say that, looking at the history of Israel and Palestine, they sympathize more with the Palestinians. That’s down slightly from 22% barely two months earlier. 

Fifty-three (53%) now say they sympathize more with the Israelis, up from 45% in the previous survey. Another 28% are not sure.

To see survey question wording, click here.

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3 thoughts on “(POLL) Have college campus protests backfired?”

  1. The corporater/Establishment captured mainstream media must take the blame if, as you aver, the student protests against Israel’s genocidal defenestration of Gaza have failed. Their one-sided coverage of these overwhelmingly well organised and mostly peaceful campus demonstrations, which involve large numbers of Jewish as well as Palestinian and Christian students just shows the disproportionate influence Israel over the use. Talk about the tail wagging the dog!

  2. Whether one is for or against the protests, I don’t think they should be happening on college campuses, just like I don’t think they should be allowed to block highways or interstates. Most, if not all, cities have public places where protests can happen peacefully, getting all the news coverage they’re after, and without disrupting the lives of non-protesters. The “protests” that are happening aren’t the way to do it, assuming it needs doing at all.

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