American support of Israel shows divide among Democrats, Republicans

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     Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shown in a March 6, 2014, address to Los Angeles's Jewish community. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shown in a March 6, 2014, address to Los Angeles's Jewish community. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

    Despite the controversy over Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled address before Congress next week, Americans retain a more favorable than unfavorable rating of the Israeli prime minister, with Republicans much more positive than Democrats.

     This same partisan difference shows up in questions about Israel in general — Republicans more positive than Democrats.

    Gallup finds a small, but anticipated increase in Congressional approval among Republicans. This is not a surprise, given that Republicans control both houses of Congress.

    There’s new state-by-state data on the rates of uninsured in the U.S., underscoring that states that participated in Medicaid expansion and state exchange partnerships saw the biggest reductions.

    Finally, new polling confirms the association between getting 7 or more hours of sleep and higher overall well-being. Causality is not clear, however.

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