Incumbent President Joe Biden has set several records that do not bode well for his legacy. His poll numbers coming into the primaries, his approval rating on the economy and the border, and the number of initiatives overturned by federal courts make the Biden presidency notable.
On Monday, CNN reporter Harry Enten highlighted another title Biden would rather not hold: Leader of a Party starkly divided over his handling of foreign affairs.
A new Quinnipiac poll found that Democrats under 35 (a demographic that supported Biden in the 2020 election) were “less favorable” toward Biden’s handling of the conflict in “those 65 and older.”
Enten appeared to be stunned by the Quinnipiac report and expressed dismay during a Monday CNN broadcast:
“Look at this divide! These numbers are bonkers, frankly. If we look amongst those 18 to 34, these are Democrats, keep in mind, just 24% of Democrats under the age of 35 approve of his job performance on this war.”
Enten added: “Compare this to Democrats over the age, 65 and older. Look at that, 77% approve. I’ve never seen an age gap quite like anything like this in politics!”
Noting that the polling data suggested deep dissatisfaction with the administration, Enten said: “And this goes even fundamentally deeper. Sympathies in the Middle East conflict, again, Democratic voters that we’re looking at here, look at this. Voters under the age of 35, just 16% say their sympathies lie more with the Israelis.
“The overwhelming majority, a super majority of those under the age of 35, again, amongst Democrats, 74% say their sympathies lie more with the Palestinians,” continued the CNN host. “
You jump up to those 65 and older, very different. 45% say the Israelis versus just 25% say the Palestinians. A very big age divide.”
The Daily Caller reported “0% of those under the age of 35 believe it is in the U.S.’s national interest to continue supporting Israel while 52% said no. Eighty-seven percent of voters over the age of 65 believe it is in the U.S.’s national interest to continue supporting Israel with just seven percent saying the U.S. should not.”
Enten shared the stats and then noted the divide widens when discussing providing financial or military support for Israel—with “ just 21% of Democrats under the age of 35 supporting financial aid compared to 53% of those 65 and older supporting it.”
“Seventy-seven percent of those under the age of 35 do not support giving more military aid to Israel,” according to the Daily Caller’s review of the study.
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