Large majority of voters say Trump admin's Middle East accords are 'significant' step toward peace

Less than one-fifth of voters feel otherwise.

Updated: September 23, 2020 - 2:46pm

A strong majority of registered U.S. voters say the Trump administration's recently brokered accords among several Middle Eastern nations are a "significant" move toward peace in the region, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Exactly 70% of respondents deemed the measures at least "somewhat" significant. Among those respondents, 37%, deemed the accords "very" significant. 

President Trump and top administration officials in recent weeks first helped normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, then between Israel and Bahrain. The deals marked the first time in nearly 30 years that an Arab country has normalized relations with Israel. 

President Trump has said the deals are just the start on similar ones and that several other Arab nations want similar accords with Israel to bring peace in the Middle East and to promote more economic prosperity.

Just 18% of voters in the new poll said the deals were either "not very" or "not at all" significant. Twelve percent were unsure. 

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How significant is the fact that Israel and these Arab nations have agreed to formally establish diplomatic relations and work together in a number of areas?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Rasmussen said the administration received high marks for the accords even as voter awareness in the measures remained relatively low.

The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Rasmussen from September 17-19. 

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