By Jeremy Herb
Support for Hagel ran down party lines.
Independents also show support for Hagel, with 40 percent backing him and 28 percent opposed.
Hagel has come under fire from pro-Israel groups and others for past statements and positions on Israel, Iran and gay rights.
The poll was conducted Jan. 10-13 and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.5 percentage points.