TNS Poll: Most Israelis want elections in November 2013
Dr. Aaron Lerner Date 4 May 2011
Telephone poll of a representative sample of 550 adult Israelis (including
Arab Israelis) carried out by TNS for Marriv on 1 May published
If elections held today (expressed in Knesset seats)
Current Knesset seats in [brackets].
31  Likud
18  Labor
12  Yisrael Beiteinu
11  Kadima
11  Lapid (Atid) Party
10  Arab parties
08  Shas
06  Yahadut Hatorah
05  Meretz
04  Nat'l Union
04  Jewish Home
Telephone poll of a representative sample of 452 adult Israeli Jews carried
out by TNS for Marriv on 1 May published
Who of the following is most appropriate to be prime minister?
Netanyahu 63.5% Mofaz 16.3% Neither 16.6%
Netanyahu 62.0% Shelley Yichimovitz 22.8% Neither 12.1%
Netanyahu 70.6% Lieberman 9.5% Neither 18.1%
In the wake of the advancement of the elections what should happen?
27.2% Hold elections as quickly as possible
15.6% In a year 15.6%
52.0% Have as originally planned - November 2013
05.2% Don't know
What confidence do you have in the security-state leadership of PM Netanyahu
and DM Barak?
High 33.7% So-so 33.6%
Low 9.5% Very low 12.8%
Donít know 0.8%
Do the remarks of the former Shabak head Yuval Diskin regarding the lack of
trust in Barak and Netanyahu concern you?
Very much 23.9% Considerably 29.6%
Not so much 20.1% Not at all 24.8%
Don't know 1.5%
In the wake of the remarks of Diskin it is claimed that "he caused damage to
the struggle against Iranian nukes." Do you agree?
A lot 23.8% Considerably 24.5%
Not so much 21.2% Not at all 24.3%
Donít know 6.2%
n August 1 the Tal Law will end, that give a waiver for army service for
yeshiva students. What should be done now?
48.9% Enact law of drafting everyone including yeshiva students and Arabs to
the IDF or national service without any compromise.
21.6% Law that increases the number serving from ultra-orthodox and Arabs
17.6% Continue status quo
10.0% Don't draft ultra-orthodox and Arabs at all
1.9% Donít know
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
Tel 972-9-7604719/Fax 972-3-7255730
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