Poll: Oddly enough, Americans skeptical about Middle East peace

Current attitudes about the chances for Mideast peace are nearly the most negative that Gallup has found in more than a decade of polling on this question. The only time fewer Americans were optimistic about Arab-Israeli peace was in July 2006, when only 27% believed it could be achieved. This coincided with the Israeli-Hezbollah war in southern Lebanon, and followed the election victory of Hamas in the Palestinian Territories in January.