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Support for Hamas vs Israel among college-age students shows generational divide: Poll

A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll conducted last week found a majority of American voters side more with Israel than Hamas, but college-age students are narrowing the gap. 

The poll was conducted online Oct. 18 through 19 among 2,116 registered voters and held a margin of error of +/- 2%. 

When voters were asked who they sided with more in the Israel-Hamas conflict, 95% of voters ages 65 and older said Israel, while only 5% said Hamas. 

In the 18-24 age range, 52% said Israel while 48% said Hamas. 

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Supporters of Palestine gather at Harvard University to show their support for Palestinians in Gaza at a rally in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 2023. ((Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images))

The average percentage of support for Israel over Hamas from the 25-64 range was 82%. 

Former Clinton adviser and chairman of the Harris Poll Mark Penn said the “enormous” gap was indicative of a generational divide.

The poll also found a majority of voters believe the long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is a two-state solution.

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Ashley Carnahan is a production assistant at Fox News Digital.

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