Depending on how the question is asked (most/all of Telhami’s polls ask it this way, see PIPA polls), these numbers have remained pretty consistent for several years. IIRC (Full disclosure: I haven’t looked at this in depth for several years now) this result is a slight uptick in the one-state/equal rights support. Most normal people support equal rights, as a generic, despite the incessant barrage of Israeli/pro-Israel propaganda to the contrary.
He asks the question in a forward looking way with embedded info upon which to base an answer. Even more interesting, and as Adam (or somebody included in the PDF of the relevant questions) is the youth answer which shows even more lopsided support for equal rights in one state.
I still don’t know what the youth percentages mean because they, to my knowledge, have always shown more support for equal rights. I have asked in the past why, over time, the general results do not show a corresponding, substantial uptick in the overall results, but they do not seem to. I suspect there is a susceptibility to the unchallenged propaganda barrage over time. If the Israeli “side”, supplemented/underscored by accusations/”moral appeals” of “anti-semitism”, is all you hear – EVER – even normal, moral people will acquiesce. imho.
I don’t know the answer, other than incrementalism. Incrementalism is in Palestine’s favor, imo. But the Israelis know this full well and craft their soulless behavior to be equally incrementally non-obvious. They will make a horrific, perceptual miscalculation soon/in time, that will fall on the receptive sensibilities that this poll reports, such that acquiescence to Israeli propaganda becomes a memorable, and FAR less palatable option – even into later life.
Hezbollah seems to have learned this lesson (of non-response given Israeli propaganda-driven provocations, and don’t respond. Palestine and Palestinians have much fewer and smaller options, but I think as Gaza shows, are A) fed up; B) recognize they have no options other than “non-response”; and C) therefore do not fall into the Israeli propaganda trap by responding meaningfully and/or to the extent they could.
PS. “Incrementalism” kills Palestinians. I wish it were not so.