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Palestinian Public Opinion Polls:
Views on Government Infrastructure and Political System

(2008)


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Who in your opinion from among Palestinians is responsible for the on-going internal Palestinian division and failure of national reconciliation efforts? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research)

 
September 18-20, 2008
December 11, 2008
Fateh movement
14.6%
20%
Hamas movement
22.6%
23%
Some persons from both movements
52.0%
46%
Other
4.2%
-
No opinion/I do not know
6.6%
11%

If reconciliation between Fateh and Hamas succeeds and early legislative and presidential elections were to take place in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, what do you believe would be the main issue occupying people's minds and affecting their votes?(Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, December 11, 2008)

Ending the boycott and blockade and the improvement of living conditions
39%
Consolidation of the unification of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and the realization of national unity
29%
Fighting corruption
12%
Continuation of the resistance to Israeli occupation
8%
Continuation of the peace process
8%

If new presidential elections were to take place today, which of the following candidates would you vote for? (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research)

 
August 28-30, 2008
December 11, 2008
Mahmoud Abbas
53.4%
48%
Ismail Haniyeh
38.9%
38%
DK/NA
7.7%
14%

Which party do you support ? (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, December 11, 2008)

 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Hamas
25%
32%
Fateh
39%
46%

If new parliamentary elections were to take place today with the approval of all factions, for which party's list would you cast your vote? (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, December 11, 2008)

Hamas
28%
Fateh
42%
Other
10%
Undecided
20%

If new presidential elections were held today, for which candidate would you vote? (Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, November, 2008)

Mahmoud Abbas
23.8%
Ismail Haniyeh
19.7%
Mustafa Barghouthi
8.8%
Salam Fayyad
4.4%
Mohamad Dahlan
3.8%
I will not vote
32.8%
No answer
6.7%

Which Palestinian faction do you trust the most?(Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, November, 2008)

Fatah
31.3%
Hamas
16.6%
Islamic Jihad
2.4%
PFLP
2.3%
National Initiative
1.3%
Other Islamic Factions
3.9%
Others
1.8%
Don't trust anyone
35.8%
No answer
4.6%

Which of the following political affiliations do you support?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survery Research, Jerusalem Media and Communications Center)

 
May 17-19, 2007
August 28-30, 2008
September 18-20, 2008
November 2008
People's Party
1.2%
0.5%
0.7%
0.6%
Democratic Front
1.9%
0.7%
1.0%
0.5%
Islamic Jihad
2.4%
1.6%
2.1%
2.5%
Fateh
34.3%
30.8%
36.0%
36.8%
Hamas
18.7%
20.4%
14.4%
19.5%
FIDA
0.3%
0.0%
0.1%
0.2%
Popular Front
4.4%
4.6%
3.5%
3.7%
Palestinian National Initiative
0.5%
0.8%
0.7%
3.1%
I am an independent nationalist
6.5%
2.9%
6.7%
--
I am an independent Islamist
3.5%
2.9%
2.9%
--
None of the above
25.3%
33.9%
30.8%
--
Others
0.7%
1.0%
1.1%
--
Won't vote
--
--
--
26.8%
No answer
--
--
--
6.3%

Are you worried about your life under the present circumstances?(Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

Yes
52.7%
No
46.1%
No opinion/ I don't know
1.2%

Are you pessimistic or optimistic towards the general Palestinian situation at this stage?(Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

Optimistic
35.8%
Pessimistic
61.2%
No opinion/ I don't know
3.0%

If new PLC elections are conducted, whom do you vote for? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

An independent ticket
6.1%
A ticket from the left
3.1%
A ticket from Hamas
13.8%
A ticket from Fateh
29.6%
A national independent ticket
6.0%
An Islamic independent ticket
4.6%
I will not participate in the elections
21.9%
I have not decided yet
14.9%

If presidential elections are held in the present time, to whom from among the following do you give your vote? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

An independent candidate
7.3%
A candidate from the left
2.8%
A candidate from Hamas
13.4%
A candidate from Fateh
29.6%
A national independent candidate
6.0%
An Islamic independent candidate
3.7%
I will not participate in the elections
23.1%
I have not decided yet
14.1%

If new legislative elections were to be held today, which of the following would win? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

A bloc from leftist organizations
2.0%
Hamas bloc
17.2%
Fateh bloc
42.9%
Independent Nationalists bloc
7.9%
Independent Islamists bloc
5.5%
No opinion/Don't know
24.5%

Who in your opinion from among Palestinians is responsible for the on-going internal Palestinian division? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

Fateh movement
14.6%
Hamas movement
22.6%
Some persons from both movements
52.0%
Other
4.2%
No opinion/I do not know
6.6%

There are several Arab attempts made towards achieving a reconciliation between Fateh and Hamas. Do you think that these attempts will succeed?(Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

Yes
36.5%
No
50.8%
No opinion/ I don't know
12.7%

Do you think that the Palestinian public are ready to bring a national reconciliation to a success?(Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

Yes
58.2%
No
35.4%
No opinion/ I don't know
6.8%

How do you assess the performance of the Palestinian Presidency at this time? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

Good
61.2%
Bad
31.8%
No opinion/ I don't know
7.1%

Do you support or reject conducting new Presidential elections by the end of the current president's term? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

Strongly support
14%
Support
6.19%
Reject
26.8%
Strongly reject
50.7%
No opinion/I do not know
2.5%

Do you support or reject dissolving the Palestinian Authority? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

Strongly support
13.4%
Support
28.3%
Reject
37.6%
Strongly reject
16.5%
No opinion/I do not know
4.2%

Do you support or reject dissolving the PLC? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, September 18-20, 2008)

Strongly support
23.2%
Support
37.9%
Reject
23.4%
Strongly reject
6.2%
No opinion/I do not know
6.3%

Would you say that your security and safety, and that of your family, is assured or not assured? (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, August 28-30, 2008)

Completely assured
6.6%
Assured
40.2%
Not assured
41.1%
Not assured at all
11.9%
DK/NA
0.2%

If new presidential elections were to take place today, which of the following candidates would you vote for? (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, August 28-30, 2008)

Marwan Barghouti
60.7%
Ismail Hanieh
34.3%
DK/NA
5%

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