One this is clear, the Democratic party is steadily becoming more and more anti-Israel as time goes by.

Washington (CNN) – As President Barack Obama makes his first visit to Israel since winning the White House more than four years ago, with anything but a warm relationship with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, a new national poll indicates that nearly half of all Americans consider Israel to be an ally of the United States, but the survey indicates a wide partisan divide.

And a CNN/ORC International poll also points out that two-thirds of Americans say that Israel and its Arab neighbors will never live in peace. And the public’s divided on whether Washington should support Israel if it launches a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear program.

According to the survey, 46% of those questioned say that Israel is an ally of the U.S., with 33% saying that the country’s not an ally but friendly. Only 8% say Israel is unfriendly with 6% calling the country an enemy of the U.S.

“There is a large partisan divide in the U.S. over Israel,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Sixty-three percent of Republicans call Israel an ally of the U.S., compared to only 33 percent of Democrats. A plurality of Democrats think that Israel is friendly to the U.S.; only one in five think it is unfriendly or an enemy.”

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