President Joe Biden’s approval rating has been steadily declining for some time, and it recently experienced another drop, particularly among Democratic voters. This decline in support was mainly attributed to his stance on Israel following a deadly attack by the Hamas terrorist organization earlier this month.
According to a Gallup survey reported by Axios, Biden’s approval rating among Democrats fell by 11 points in just one month, reaching a historic low of 75 percent.
“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.
This development follows a previous Gallup poll from February, which indicated that, for the first time in the history of this polling firm’s question on the matter, more Democrats expressed sympathy towards Palestinians rather than Israelis.
“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.
Despite President Biden’s unwavering backing of Israel, his visit to the country, and his appeal to Congress for a $14 billion aid package for Israel, these efforts did not result in a significant overall increase in domestic political support, as indicated by four recent national surveys, as reported by Axios.
“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 called for an apology from President Biden on Wednesday, following his expressed doubts regarding the reported casualties and deaths, which exceeded 7,000, by the Ministry of Health of the HamasT-run government in Gaza. Simultaneously, a non-governmental organization monitor revealed a remarkable discovery this week in the aftermath of Hamas’ unexpected 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.
NGO Monitor reported that the Phoenix Center’s website showed senior officials from Palestinian-aligned terrorist groups participating in various conferences and panels hosted by the organization. These individuals expressed support for “armed resistance” against Israel.
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.