Public wants U.S. out of Middle East dispute

By a wide margin, Americans sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinian Authority when it comes to thorny Middle East politics. With President Obama headed to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, barely more than a quarter of all Americans want the administration to take a leading role in peace negotiations there. Read related article.

Results may not total 100% because of rounding. | This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone March 7-10, 2013, among a random sample of 1,001 adults. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for the full survey. This survey was produced for The Washington Post by Capital Insight, with sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post March 18, 2013
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