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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

(Updated July 2013)


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Benjamin Netanyahu's Approval Ratings throughout Operation Protective Edge.
(Shiluv Milward Brown, August 2014)

 
July 23 2014
(Start of Ground Operation)
Netanyahu's approval rating throughout Operation Protective Edge.
82%
63%
55%
38%

Which of the following is most suitable/appropriate to be the prime minister of Israel?

 
New Wave
(May 2012)
Bibi Netanyahu
39.8%
56%
Shelley Yachimovich
11.3%
15%
Yair Lapid
7.2%
7%
Shaul Mofaz
4.5%
--
Avigdor Lieberman
4.2%
--
Don't know
28%
22%

Do you believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu is committed to the two-state solution?
               (Dialogue/Haaretz, July 26, 2013)

Yes, Committed
34%
No, Not Committed
59%
Don't know
7%

Are you satisfied or not satisfied with the performance of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister?
               (Dialogue/Haaretz, July 26, 2013)

Satisfied
45%
Not Satisfied
45%
Don't know
10%

Was Netanyahu and Mofaz's move to establish a national unity government justified in terms of the interest of the State?
               (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Justified
50.9%
Unjustified
34.8%
Don't know
14.3%

Which candidate is most suited to hold the job of Prime Minister?
              (Ha'aretz, May 3, 2012)

Bibi Netanyahu
48%
Shelly Yacimovich
15%
Avigdor Lieberman
9%
Shaul Mofaz
6%

Is Prime Minister Netanyahu a "messianic" who can't be trusted to deal wisely with the Iranian nuclear issue?
              (Ha'aretz, May 3, 2012)

Agree
25%
Disagree
51%

To what extent are Netanyahu government policies benefiting or damaging Israel's national interests in each of the following areas?
(Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

1. Israel's standing in the international arena

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Very Damaging
19.9%
14.4%
20.0%
Somewhat Damaging
12.1%
12.7%
8.9%
In the Middle
31.9%
34.4%
17.8%
Somewhat Beneficial
19.4%
20.8%
11.1%
Very Beneficial
13.6%
14.0%
11.1%
No Opinion
3.1%
3.6%

2. Israel's security situation

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Very Damaging
9.5%
4.3%
38.9%
Somewhat Damaging
9.7%
7.3%
23.3%
In the Middle
22.8%
25.4%
7.8%
Somewhat Beneficial
32.3%
37.2%
4.4%
Very Beneficial
23.8%
23.5%
25.6%
No Opinion
1.8%
2.2%

Recently Germany, France, Portugal, and Britain condemned the Israeli government’s decision to renew construction in the territories as well as Israel's inability to prevent price-tag actions. Foreign Minister Lieberman reacted sharply, saying the condemnation made those countries “irrelevant” to the process of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In contrast, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that these are friendly countries, and that “in dealing with them, we not only have to be right but also smart.” With which of these two positions do you tend to agree more? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
with Avigdor Lieberman's position
31.9%
36.0%
8.9%
With Ehud Barak's position
55.7%
56.4%
52.2%
Don't know/refuse to answer
12.3%
7.7%
38.9

How do you evaluate the performance of Avigdor (Yvet) Lieberman as foreign minister? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Very good
9.7%
11.2%
1.1%
Moderately good
32.8%
37.2%
7.8%
Moderately bad
24.3%
21.8%
38.9%
Very bad
25.1%
21.3%
46.7%
Don't know/refuse to answer
8.0%
8.5%
5.5%

And the performance of Ehud Barak as defense minister? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Very good
12.0%
13.9%
1.1%
Moderately good
39.2%
43.7%
13.3%
Moderately bad
24.8%
23.5%
32.2%
Very bad
16.1%
10.9%
45.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer
8.0%
8.0%
7.8%

Percentage who gave a good grade for the performance of: (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

 
adult Israelis (including Arab Israelis)
Prime Minister Netanyahu
54%
Foreign Minister Liberman
45%
Finance Minister Steinmentz
37%
Defense Minister Barak
37%

67% say the PM himself doesn't believe peace can be reached with the Palestinians.

Grade for Netanyahu's UN speech: (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

 
adult Israelis (including Arab Israelis)
Good
76%
Bad
8%

It emerged from Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the Knesset that Israel will insist on retaining the large settlement blocs in the West Bank and would be prepared to evacuate the rest of the settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley. What is your view of Netanyahu's position on this matter? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
This position is not sufficient to advance the peace process
23.6%
17.0%
61.0%
The position is appropriate
31.8%
33.1%
24.5%
The position is too conciliatory and dangerous to Israel
36.5%
41.3%
8.9%
Don't know/Refused to answer
8.0%
8.5%
5.6%

Did Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's latest visit to the United States, including his meeting with President Obama and his speeches to the AIPAC convention and to the U.S. Congress, contribute to or damage Israel's interests from the following standpoints? (Peace Index, May 2011)

The relations between the two leaders:

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Contributed
44.1%
42.7%
52.2%
Damaged
21.6%
17.7%
43.3%
Did not change
26.8%
31.6%
Don't know/Refused to answer
7.4%
8.0%
4.4%

U.S. support for Israeli policy:

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Contributed
55.9%
53.8%
67.8%
Damaged
13.9%
11.2%
28.9%
Did not change
21.9%
25.7%
-
Don't know/Refused to answer
8.4%
9.3%
3.3%

The changes of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians:

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Contributed
22.6%
20.6%
34.4%
Damaged
29.1%
23.8%
58.9%
Did not change
38.1%
44.7%
-
Don't know/Refused to answer
10.2%
10.8%
6.7%

The possibility that the Palestinians will give up their plan to declare an independent state in September:

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Contributed
17.9%
17.5%
20.0%
Damaged
34.3%
27.8%
71.1%
Did not change
38.3%
45.1%
-
Don't know/Refused to answer
9.5%
9.6%
8.9%

The chances that the Palestinians will have a majority in the UN if they unilaterally declare a state and request UN recognition for it:

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Contributed
29.6%
29.3%
31.1%
Damaged
25.7%
20.5%
55.6%
Did not change
32.2%
37.8%
-
Don't know/Refused to answer
12.5%
12.3%
13.3%

How would you describe the position that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented during his recent visit to the United States? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Too tough
28.8%
20.9%
73.3%
Balanced
55.0%
61.4%
18.9%
Too soft
7.8%
9.0%
1.1%
Don't know/Refused to answer
8.4%
8.7%
6.7%

Do you support or oppose a deal according to which hundreds of terrorists would be released in exchange for Gilad Shalit? (Dahaf, May 2011)

Support
58%
Oppose
29%

Is the Netanyahu Government doing enough to bring about the release of Gilad Shalit? (Dahaf, May 2011)

Yes
18%
No
66%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Prime Minister Netanyahu's performance? (Pechter Middle East Polls, June 2010)*

Satisfied
53%
Dissatisfied
40%

Are you satisfied with how Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has handled matters relating to Arab-Israeli affairs since coming into office? (Maagar Mohot, January 2010)*

Satisfied
29%
Not satisfied
60%
Other replies/don't know
11%

Which of the following do you think are Binyamin Netanyahu's true intentions in his decision to freeze construction in Judea and Samaria? (Maagar Mohot, January 2010)*

The freeze is the first step to evacuation of communities in Judea and Samaria
24%
The freeze is only a tactical move so that after 10 months it is possible to renew settlement construction in Judea and Samaria despite international pressure
64%
Other replies/don't know
12%

Which of the following do you think were Binyamin Netanyahu's true intentions when he said that he is prepared to negotiate with Syria without preconditions? (Maagar Mohot, January 2010)*

That Netanyahu is willing to withdraw from the Golan within the framework of an agreement with Syria
19%
That Netanyahu doesn't really have any intention to withdraw from the Golan Heights but it is important to him to appear as someone who, in any case, engages in peace talks
75%
Other replies/don't know
6%

Which of the following do you think were Binyamin Netanyahu's true intentions when in his Bar Ilan University address he called for the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state, while emphasizing that international agreements and international forces cannot really ensure that such a Palestinian state would be demilitarized? (Maagar Mohot, January 2010)*

That Netanyahu accepts the idea of an independent Palestinian state
27%
That Netanyahu understands that it is impossible to guarantee that an independent Palestinian state would be demilitarized
57%
Other replies/don't know
10%

Will Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to impose the freeze increase or reduce pressure on Israel to make additional concessions? (Maagar Mohot, December 2009)*

Reduce
22%
Increase
56%
No effect on the pressure
17%
Other replies/don't know
5%

Do you think the freeze will actually last only ten months or will Netanyahu continue the freeze indefinitely? (Maagar Mohot, December 2009)*

Just ten months
33%
Continue indefinitely
40%
Other replies/don't know
27%

*Survey of Israeli Jews

 

 


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