Views on the Palestinian Infrastructure and Political System

(2009)


Views on the Palestinian Infrastructure and Political System Table of Contents

Do you support or oppose Abbas's decision not to run in the next presidential election? (PCPSR, December 10-12, 2009)

Support
57%
Oppose
36%

Why do you think Abbas made the decision not to run in the next presidential election ? (PCPSR, December 10-12, 2009)

Israel's settlement policy and his loss of confidence in the U.S. administration
33%
His disillusionment with Arab support for him and his policies
25%
Criticism of his handling of the Goldstone affair
22%
Hamas's refusal to sign the reconciliation agreement
12%

Do you believe Abbas will withdraw his decision not to run in the next presidential election? (PCPSR, December 10-12, 2009)

Yes, he will withdraw his decision
58%
No, he will insist on it and might submit his resignation
21%

Who do you believe is responsible for the failure to hold elections on time? (PCPSR, December 10-12, 2009)

Hamas
25%
Fateh
11%
Israel
30%
Election commission
9%

Who do you believe is responsible for the continued split between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip? (PCPSR, December 10-12, 2009)

Hamas and Fateh
61%
Hamas
17%
Fateh
12%

What do you view as the top Palestinian priority today? (An-Najah National University, PCPSR)

 
February 1-2, 2009
December 10-12, 2009
National reconciliation /Unification of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
52.6%
61%
Rebuilding Gaza
34.0%
16%
Improving the economic situation
12.0%
-
Maintenance of calm and the opening of border crossings
-
22%
Other
1.4%
-

If new presidential elections were held today between Abbas and Haniyeh, who would you vote for? (PCPSR, December 10-12, 2009)

 
Total
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Mahmoud Abbas
54%
55%
52%
Ismail Haniyeh
38%
36%
43%

If new presidential elections were held today between Barghouti and Haniyeh, who would you vote for? (PCPSR, December 10-12, 2009)

Marwan Barghouti
67%
Ismail Haniyeh
28%

If new legislative elections are held today with the participation of all factions, who would you vote for? (PCPSR, December 10-12, 2009)

 
Total
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Fateh
43%
41%
46%
Hamas
27%
23%
34%
All other factions and lists
14%
-
-
Undecided
17%
-
-

Following Fatah's Sixth Congress, what are your expectations of Fatah's future prospects? (Truman Institute/PCPSR, August 2009)

Fatah will emerge stronger and unified
39%
Fatah will emerge weaker and fragmented
22%
Fatah will remain the same as it is today
34%

Do you think Fatah's new leadership will be more or less able to achieve reconciliation with Hamas? (Truman Institute/PCPSR, August 2009)

More able
40%
Less able
22%
Same as previous leadership
32%

Do you think Fatah's new leadership will be more or less able to fight corruption within the party? (Truman Institute/PCPSR, August 2009)

More able
43%
Less able
21%
Same as previous leadership
30%

Do you think Fatah's new leadership will be more or less able to end Israeli occupation? (Truman Institute/PCPSR, August 2009)

More able
27%
Less able
28%
Same as previous leadership
38%

According to your assessment and observation, do you think that the priority of the security services in the West Bank/Gaza Strip is to maintain internal order and security for the Palestinian citizen or is it to prevent any resistance activities against Israel? (Jerusalem Media & Communications Center, June 2009)

 
Total
West Bank
Gaza
To maintain internal order and security for the Palestinian citizen
55.8%
55.8%
55.8%
To prevent resistance activities against Israel
36.3%
36.3%
36.2%
Don't know
6.3%
5.9%
7.1%
No answer
1.6%
2.0%
0.9%

Which party do you think is responsible for the failure of the Palestinian internal dialogue so far? Hamas, Fatah, Israel, the Arab countries, or other parties? (Jerusalem Media & Communications Center, June 2009)

 
Total
West Bank

Gaza

Israel
26.5%
27.9%
24.1%
Hamas
23.5%
22.5%
25.3%
Fatah
15.1%
13.2%
18/5%
The Arab countries
13.8%
14.9%
12.1%
Hamas & Fatah
7.4%
5.4%
10.9%
All parties
2.7%
2.6%
2.7%
Others
3.3%
3.3%
3.2%
Don't know
5.8%
8.0%
1.8%
No answer
1.9%
2.2%
1.4%

If presidential elections are held in the present time, for whom would you vote? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

An independent candidate
5.2%
A candidate from the left
3.5%
A candidate from Hamas
18.6%
A candidate from Fatah
25.2%
A national independent candidate
6.0%
An Islamic independent candidate
3.5%
I will not participate in the elections
21.0%
I have not decided yet
17.0%

If new PLC elections are conducted, for whom would you vote? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

An independent ticket
5.4%
A ticket from the left
3.2%
A ticket from Hamas
19.5%
A ticket from Fatah
24.9%
A national independent ticket
6.5%
An Islamic independent ticket
3.6%
I will not participate in the elections
20.6%
I have not decided yet
16.2%

If new legislative elections were to be held today, which of the following would win? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Independent Islamist bloc
4.8%
Independent Nationalist bloc
6.9%
Fatah bloc
29.7%
Hamas bloc
33.3%
A bloc from leftist organizations
2.0%
No opinion/don't know
23.3%

There are those who say that Hamas is belligerent towards Fatah activists in the Gaza Strip. Do you support or reject this allegation? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Support
50.7%
Reject
35.9%
No opinion/don't know
13.4%

There are those who say that the Palestinian Authority arrests Hamas activists in the West Bank. Do you support or reject this allegation? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Support
48.8%
Reject
35.7%
No opinion/don't know
15.5%

Are you optimistic or pessimistic towards the Palestinian situation at this stage? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, An-Najah National University)

 
January 25-31, 2009
February 1-2, 2009
Pessimistic
61.2%
59.9%
Optimistic
33.9%
37.1%
No opinion/don't know
4.9%
3.6%

Which political affiliation do you support? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, An-Najah National University)

 
January 25-31, 2009
February 1-2, 2009
Fatah
40.6%
30.3%
Hamas
31.3%
21.5%
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
5.4%
3.7%
Islamic Jihad
2.7%
3.2%
Palestinian National Initiative
1.8%
0.9%
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP)
1.3%
0.7%
People's Party
0.9%
1.0%
FIDA
0.7%
0.1%
Independents
5.8%
9.5%
Refuse to answer
5.0%
-
None of the above
8.8%
28.8%

After the war in Gaza, do you think that the Palestinian leaderships are capable of ending the current Palestinian division? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
54.4%
No
38.8%
No opinion/don't know
6.8%

After the war in Gaza, do you think that the Palestinian public is ready to lead a national reconciliation to a success? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
60.0%
No
34.4%
No opinion/don't know
5.7%

In your opinion, who stands as an obstacle before a Palestinian dialogue? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Personalities from Fatah and Hamas movements
23.7%
Hamas movement
15.7%
Fatah movement
10.9%
Arab interventions
13.5%
Foreign interventions
8.2%
Israel
20.8%

No opinion/don't know

7.1%

Do you think that Fatah contributed to the widening of the Palestinian internal rift? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
48.9%
No
41.7%
No opinion/don't know
9.4%

Do you think that Hamas contributed to the widening of the Palestinian internal rift? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
62.8%
No
28.5%
No opinion/don't know
8.7%

What is your main concern at present? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

Job/money
28.6%
Security
40.5%
Health
11.5%
The future
19.4%

Who do you think is the best party to bear the responsibility for the reconstruction in the Gaza Strip? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

Salam Fayyad's government
36.2%
The deposed government of Ismael Haniyeh
37.4%
Other
26.4%

Do you think, in general, that Hamas is navigating the country in the right or in the wrong direction? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

In the right direction
41.7%
In the wrong direction
51.3%
Don't know
7.0%

Do you think, in general, that Fatah is navigating the country in the right or in the wrong direction? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

In the right direction
46.0%
In the wrong direction
46.0%
Don't know
8.0%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is handling his job as Palestinian Authority president? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

Satisfied
28.7%
Dissatisfied
48.8%
Refuse to answer
22.5%

If, with the consent of all political powers and parties, new presidential elections were conducted, for whom would you vote to be the President of the Palestinian Authority? (Open Question) (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

Ismael Haniyeh
15.8%
Marwan Al-Barghouthi
14.4%
Mahmoud Abbas
12.6%
Yassir Abed-Rabbu
9.2%
Khaled Mish'al
8.9%
Mohammad Dahlan
4.4%
Mustafa Al-Barghouthi
4.1%
Salam Fayyad
3.6%
Aziz El-Duwaik
3.5%
Mahmoud El-Zahhar
3.3%
Ahmad Sa'adat
2.2%
Ramadan Shallah
2.1%
Qais Abed-Alkareem
0.8%
Munib Al-Masre
0.6%
Saeb Ereikat
0.6%
Bassam Al-Salhi
0.2%
Independent
5.5%
Hamas candidate
1.6%
Fatah candidate
0.8%
None of the above
3.5%
Don't know
2.3%