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Thursday, June 10, 2010
June 7, 2010 Israeli Poll on aftermath of Ship Boarding: Top Line Results [71.4% dislike Pres. Obama]

June 7, 2010 Israeli Poll on aftermath of Ship Boarding: Top Line Results
posted Jun 8, 2010 9:41 AM by Pechter Middle East Polls [ updated Jun 8,
2010 8:18 PM ]
Strong Israeli Support for Netanyahu, Ship Boarding and Gaza Blockade;
Strong Israeli Dissatisfaction With American Reaction and President Obama
http://pechterpolls.com/

PRINCETON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pechter Middle East Polls
(PMEP) releases data from a nationally representative telephone survey of
500 Israeli Jews conducted in Hebrew June 7, 2010. The margin of error is
+/- 4%.
The poll was undertaken in the aftermath of the May 31, 2010 Israeli ship
boarding in international waters off Gaza that left nine activists dead and
several Israeli commandos injured.
Eighty five percent (85%) of the respondents indicated that Israel either
did not use enough force (39%) or used the right amount of force (46%)
regarding the recent ship boarding incident. Only eight percent (8%) felt
the Israelis used too much force. Sixty one percent (61%) felt that Israel
should not adjust its tactics to elicit a more favorable international
reaction.
Seventy three percent (73%) of those polled indicated that Israel should not
open up Gaza to international humanitarian shipments. A majority of those
polled, fifty six percent (56%) indicated that Israel should not agree to an
international inquiry committee to investigate the incident.
Responding to rumors that Turkish PM Erdogan is planning to come in person
on a ship accompanied by Turkish Navy in order to break through the
blockade, seventy five percent (75%) of those polled indicated that Israel
should stop him whatever it takes. Regarding news reports that Iran is
planning to send Red Crescent ships to Gaza, eighty four percent (84%) of
those polled said stop them whatever it takes.
Political leaders fared differently in the poll. Fifty three percent (53%)
were satisfied with Prime Minister Netanyahu's job performance while only
forty one percent (41%) were satisfied with Defense Minister Ehud Barak's
job performance. Seventy one percent (71%) disliked U.S. President Barack
Obama with forty seven percent (47%) expressing a strong dislike. In all,
sixty three percent (63%) of those polled were dissatisfied with the
American government's reaction to the incident.
More complete results of the survey will be posted on pechterpolls.com.
About Pechter Middle East Polls
Pechter Middle East Polls (PMEP) was founded with the purpose of creating a
more accurate, meaningful portrait of public opinion in the Middle East,
North Africa, South Asia and select other countries. Over the last year,
PMEP has conducted polls inSaudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.
SOURCE Pechter Middle East Polls
http://pechterpolls.com

Top Line Results: Snap Poll of Israeli Jews June 7, 2010
Please tell me how you feel about the job performance of Prime Minister
Netanyahu?
Very Satisfied 12.10%
Somewhat Satisfied 41.30%
Somewhat Dissatisfied 18.00%
Very Dissatisfied 22.40%
Dont know 4.90%
Refuse 1.30%
Total 100.00% N N=500

How about Defense Minister Ehud Barak?
Very Satisfied 10.30%
Somewhat Satisfied 30.90%
Somewhat Dissatisfied 24.10%
Very Dissatisfied 28.00%
Dont know 6.10%
Refuse 0.40%
Total 100.00% N N=500

Regarding the recent ship incident, did Israel use too much force, not
enough force, or the right amount of
force?
Too much force 7.60%
not enough force 39.20%
right amount of force 45.50%
Dont know 6.10%
Refuse 1.60%
Total 100.00% N N=500

Do you think that Israel should or should not adjust its tactics to elicit a
more favorable international
reaction? Do you feel that way strongly or just somewhat?
Should strongly 12.30%
should somewhat 22.60%
should not somewhat 16.60%
should not strongly 44.10%
Dont know 4.20%
Refuse 0.30%
Total 100.00% N N=500

Do you think that Israel should open up Gaza to international humanitarian
shipments?
Should strongly 9.20%
should somewhat 12.80%
should not somewhat 14.50%
should not strongly 58.60%
Dont know 4.20%
Refuse 0.70%
Total 100.00% N N=500

How do you feel about the American governments reaction to the recent ship
incident?
Very Satisfied 3.10%
Somewhat Satisfied 18.70%
Somewhat Dissatisfied 24.60%
Very Dissatisfied 38.70%
Dont know 14.10%
Refuse 0.80%
Total 100.00% N N=500

In your opinion, should or shouldnt Israel accept/agree to, an international
inquiry committee that will
investigate the recent ship incident?
need strongly 17.10%
need somewhat 19.50%
not necessarily 16.60%
definitely dont need 39.50%
Dont know 6.80%
Refuse 0.60%
Total 100.00% N N=500

Do you like or dislike American President Barack Obama?
Strongly like 2.40%
somewhat like 17.10%
somewhat dislike 24.70%
strongly dislike 46.70%
Dont know 8.60%
Refuse 0.40%
Total 100.00% N N=500

There are rumors in the media that the Turkish PM Erdogan, is planning to
come in person on a ship
accompanied by Turkish Navy in order to break through the closure. How
should Israel react? Let him in
quietly or to stop it whatever it takes?
Let him in quietly strongly 7.10%
Let him in quietly somewhat 7.10%
stop it whatever it takes strongly 68.10%
stop it whatever it takes somewhat 6.90%
Dont know 9.80%
Refuse 1.00%
Total 100.00% N N=500

News reports say Iran is planning to send Red Crescent ships to Gaza. If
this happens, do you think Israel
should or should not stop those ships, even by using force? And do you feel
that way strongly, or only
somewhat?
Let them in quietly strongly 3.40%
Let them in quietly only somewhat 3.90%
stop them whatever it takes strongly 77.70%
stop them whatever it takes somewhat 6.60%
Dont know 6.70%
Refuse 1.70%
Total 100.00% N N=500

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