Poll: Less than half of Americans support Trump's Jerusalem recognition

44% of Americans are backing President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and only 36% back his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, according to a CNN poll.
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A mere 44% of Americans support US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a poll conducted by CNN has found.

Even fewer, 36%, said they believe the US embassy should move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The results of the poll, which were released a day after the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to reject the US decision, indicate that the issue is a partisan one; 79% of Republicans supported the move while 71% of Democrats did not.

Two thirds of the participants said the US should not take a side in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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