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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion of U.S. President Barack Obama

(2009 - Present)


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In general, how do you view the behavior toward Israel of outgoing U.S. president Barack Obama during his tenure?

 (Peace Index, December 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
Very friendly
5.5%
39%
11%
Moderately friendly
16.7%
25.3%
18.1%
Neutral
17.3%
13.2%
16.6%
Moderately unfriendly
29.4%
9.1%
26%
Not friendly at all
27.5%
1.8%
23.3%
No answer/don't know
3.6%
11.6%
4.9%

Which U.S. President was the worst for Israel over the last 30 years?
           (Jewish Journal, February 2016)

 
Total
Obama
63%
Carter
16%
Bush Sr
4%
Bush Jr
3%
Reagan
2%
Clinton
0%
Don't know
12%

Which U.S. President was the best for Israel over the last 30 years?
           (Jewish Journal, February 2016)

 
Total
Clinton
37%
Bush Jr
33%
Reagan
8%
Bush Sr
6%
Obama
3%
Carter
2%
Don't know
11%

Does U.S. President Barack Obama have a positive, neutral, or negative view towards Israel?
           (Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, December 2014)

 
2012
2014
Positive
51%
37%
Neutral
32%
24%
Negative
17%
37%

Is the Obama administration more pro-Israel or more pro-Palestinian?

Month

Year

Pollster

Israel

Palestinian

Contextual Timeline

March 24
2013
Smith Research
27%
16%
March  17
2013
Smith Research
26%
36%
Israeli Elections & Before Obama Trip to Israel
October
2012
Smith Research
18%
28%
Arab Spring Upheaval
April
2012
Smith Research
24%
24%
May
2011
Smith Research
12%
40%
Netanyahu Visits White House
July
2010
Smith Research
10%
46%
 
March
2010
Smith Research
9%
48%
December
2009
Truman Institute
13%
37%
August
2009
Truman Institute
12%
40%
August
2009
Smith Research
4%
51%
June
2009
Smith Research
6%
50%
Obama Speech in Cairo
May
2009
Smith Research
31%
14%
Netanyahu Elected & Obama Inauguration

Between the two candidates for the American presidency - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - who in your opinion assigns more importance to defending Israel’s national interests?
           (Peace Index, July 2012)

 
Israeli Jews
Barack Obama
18.6%
Mitt Romney
39.9%
Both to the same extent
9.9%
Neither of them
6.4%
I don't know/refuse to answer
25.2%

How much confidence do you have in U.S. President Barack Obama?
           (Pew, May 2011)

 
Total
Israeli Arabs
Israeli Jews
A lot/Some
49%
38%
51%
Not too much/None
51%
60%
49%
Don't know
0%
3%
0%

Do you support or oppose President Barack Obama imposing a plan diving Jerusalem and removing the Jordan Valley from Israeli control?
           (IMRA, April 2010)

Support
9%
Oppose
91%

Is it proper or improper for Obama to force such a plan on the two sides?
           (IMRA, April 2010)

Proper
19%
Improper
81%

How would you describe US President Barack Obama's attitude towards the State of Israel?
           (Ma'gar Mochot, April 23-26, 2009)

Friendly
38%
Neutral
33%
Unfriendly
8%

Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's policy toward Israel?
          (Ma'gar Mochot, April 23-26, 2009)

Approve
32%
Disapprove
21%

President Obama has said he plans to devote major attention to helping end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. How much confidence do you have in his judgment to make the right decisions about this difficult conflict?
          (Ma'gar Mochot, April 23-26, 2009)

Great deal of confidence
5%
Some confidence
32%
Little confidence
32%
Very little confidence
5%

How would you define your opinion of President Obama: favorable or unfavorable?
          (Ma'gar Mochot, April 23-26, 2009)

Favorable
60%
Unfavorable
14%

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