By Jeremy Herb - 01/15/13 07:50 PM EST
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.