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Views on Government Infrastructure and Political System

(2007)

Which leader is capable of ending the internal conflict? (Near East Consulting, May 22 and 24, 2007)

Abu Mazen
12%
Khaled Masha'al
6%
Marwan Barghouti
18%
Ismael Hanieh
5%
Mahmoud Dahlan
9%
Mahmoud Zanhar
2%
Others
5%
No one can end the conflict
45%

Do you support declaring a state of emergency in the Gaza Strip? (Near East Consulting, May 22 and 24 2007)

Yes 56%
No 44%

Do you support calling early presidential and legislative elections? (Near East Consulting, May 22 and 24 2007)

Yes 69%
No 31%

What should Abu Mazen do to end the conflict in the Gaza Strip? (Near East Consulting, May 22 and 24 2007)

Leave the situation the way it is 12%
Dissolve the PA and declare a state of emergency 38%
Call for early elections 50%

Has the time come for PA President Mahmoud Abbas to resign? (Near East Consulting, May 22 and 24 2007)

Yes 48%
No 52%

Has the time come for the national unity government to resign? (Near East Consulting, May 22 and 24 2007)

Yes 60%
No 40%

Will the crisis between Hamas and Fateh end, or explode out of control? (Near East Consulting, May 22 and 24 2007)

It will end completely 25%
It will spiral out of control 75%

A civil war is: (Near East Consulting, May 22 and 24 2007)

Very likely 38%
Likely 27%
Unlikely 29%
Very unlikely 6%

Do you think that the current government is capable of implementing the security plan that it declared to put an end to the security mayhem?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
18.6%
No
73.5%
No opinion/ I don't know
7.9%

Do you think that the Mecca Accord will hold for long between Fateh and Hamas?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
6.9%
No
67.2%
Maybe
21.6%
No opinion/I don't know
4.3%

Do you think that the National Unity Government will continue to perform its duties in the coming period or will collapse? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, May 17-19, 2007)

It will continue to perform its duties
19.1%
It will collapse
68.6%
No opinion/I do not know
12.3%

Do you think that Hamas is really concerned with the success of a Unity Government? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University, May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
35.3%
No
54.4%
No opinion/ I don't know
10.3%

Do you think that Fateh is really concerned with the success of a Unity Government? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
37.0%
No
50.9%
No opinion/ I don't know
12.1%

Do you think that the National Unity Government succeeded, if partially, to ease up the political sanctions imposed on the Palestinian Authority? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
24.0%
No
70.9%
No opinion/ I don't know
5.1%

Do you think that the National Unity Government succeeded, if partially, to ease up the financial sanctions imposed on the Palestinian Authority? (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
21.4%
No
74.5%
No opinion/ I don't know
4.1%

Do you think that the present government is capable of securing the salaries of its employees in the near future?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
26.6%
No
61.8%
No opinion/ I don't know
11.6%

Do you think that the National Unity Government is capable of solving the problem of salaries?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
28.7%
No
60.5%
No opinion/ I don't know
10.8%

If the current government fails to improve the security and economic conditions, will you ask this government to resign?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
71.4%
No
23.1%
No opinion/ I don't know
5.4%

If the current government fails in performing its duties, what is the alternative?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Conducting new elections
48.1%
Dissolving the Palestinian Authority
21.3%
Forming a new government
22.2%
No opinion/I don't know
5.4%

Lately, there have been voices calling for dissolving the Palestinian Authority. Do you support or reject this motion?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

I support
46.0%
I reject
47.1%
No opinion/ I don't know
6.9%

If the current government resigns, do you think that there will be a possibility for an agreement between the factions to form a new government?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
37.9%
No
51.4%
No opinion/ I don't know
10.7%

Under the current circumstances, do you think that the National Unity Government will survive until the end of this year?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
34.6%
No
51.2%
No opinion/ I don't know
15.2%

Do you think that the resignation of the Minister of the Interior Affairs is one step towards the collapse of the National Unity Government?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
48.2%
No
39.8%
No opinion/ I don't know
12.0%

Do you think that the last confrontations in the Gaza Strip practically aborted the Mecca Accord?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
59.0%
No
35.1%
No opinion/ I don't know
5.9%

Do you think that the National Unity Government is capable of controlling the situation in the Gaza Strip at the present?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
19.0%
No
75.4%
No opinion/ I don't know
5.7%

Do you think that the resignation of the Minister of the Interior will initiate a new crisis between Fateh and Hamas over the vacant position at the Ministry?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

Yes
59.3%
No
27.9%
No opinion/ I don't know
12.8%

Do you think that the National Unity Government came as a result of--?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

The desire of Fateh and Hamas to share authority
24.8%
Pressures exerted by the Palestinian Public
27.0%
Pressures exerted by some Arab countries
18.7%
Foreign pressures
23.5%
No opinion/I don't know
6.0%

Do you support or reject giving the responsibilities of negotiations with Israel to the PLO only?: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

I support
52.2%
I reject
40.1%
No opinion/ I don't know
7.7%

Do you support or reject the reformation of the PLO so that it would include all nonmember Palestinian factions?: : (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

I support
76.2%
I reject
18.1%
No opinion/ I don't know
5.7%

If new presidential elections are conducted, whom do you vote for: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

For a Fateh candidate
33.1%
For a Hamas candidate
16.8%
For a candidate from the left
5.7%
For an independent candidate
16.4%
No opinion/I don't know
28.1%

If new PLC elections are conducted, whom do you vote for: (Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University , May 17-19, 2007)

For a Fateh candidate
32.2%
For a Hamas candidate
17.4%
For a candidate from the left
5.5%
For an independent candidate
17.0%
No opinion/I don't know
27.9%

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)

 
May 17-19, 2007
August 28-30, 2008
People's Party
1.2%
0.5%
Democratic Front
1.9%
0.7%
Islamic Jihad
2.4%
1.6%
Fateh
34.3%
30.8%
Hamas
18.7%
20.4%
Fida
0.3%
0.0%
Popular Front
4.4%
4.6%
Palestinian National Initiative
0.5%
0.8%
I am an independent nationalist
6.5%
2.9%
I am an independent Islamist
3.5%
2.9%
None of the above
25.3%
33.9%
Others
0.7%
1.0%