A new Gallup poll released today finds Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s favorability rating at its highest point in the U.S. since 1998.
Bibi’s favorable rating is at 45 percent, a 10 percent climb since 2012.
Just 24 percent of Americans view Netanyahu in a negative light.
“His current favorable rating ties his highest rating among the six times Gallup has measured it, spanning his three tenures as prime minister,” states Gallup’s analysis.
The poll was conducted Feb. 8-11. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) invited Netanyahu on Jan. 21 to address a joint session of Congress, which takes place tomorrow. This morning, Bibi addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference before a sellout crowd of 16,000.
Ten percent fewer Americans have no opinion of Netanyahu (“unsure” or never heard of him) — 31 percent today compared to 41 percent in 2012.
“Even if Netanyahu has seen his relationship with the White House deteriorate, it appears to have had no impact on his standing with the American people,” Gallup concludes.