Americans expect little from Obama’s Middle East trip

Few Americans expect much progress on Middle East peace during President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel and the West Bank next week, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

Just 27 percent of voters think that Obama’s visit to the Middle East – his first as president — will help restart negotiations between Israel and Palestinians, while 65 percent think it won’t help. [cont.]

Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers