A huge disconnect between US public opinion and US political leadership about the events in Gaza.

A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows a huge disconnect between US public opinion and that of US political leadership over the attacks on Gaza. As discussed in the video more democrats than republicans think its a bad idea , and the Chicago Sun Times reports

Much more notable is the fact that Democratic leaders — including Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi — are just as lock step in their blind, uncritical support for the Israeli attack, in their absolute refusal to utter a word of criticism of, or even reservations about, Israeli actions.

While some Democratic politicians who are marginalized by the party’s leadership are willing to express the views that Democratic voters overwhelmingly embrace, the suffocating, fully bipartisan orthodoxy which typically predominates in America when it comes to Israel is in full force with this latest conflict.

Is there any other significant issue in American political life, besides Israel, where citizens split almost evenly in their views, yet the leaders of both parties adopt identical positions which leave half of the citizenry with no real voice?