Few Canadians back Harper's pro-Israel stand
The Strategic Counsel survey found only 32 percent of Canadians backed the prime minister, who said Israel's military response to the abduction of two of its soldiers and repeated rocket attacks into Israel was measured.
Some 45 percent opposed Harper's view.
"The position Canadians want us to take is decidedly neutral," pollster Allan Gregg told the Globe and Mail newspaper.
However, Harper's stand has not affected the Conservatives' overall popularity, which remains almost 10 percentage points ahead of the opposition Liberal Party.
Thousands in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal have protested Harper's position on the Middle East conflict over the past month.
The poll of 1,000 Canadians was taken July 27 to 30 and is accurate to within 3.1 percentage points.