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Palestinian Public Opinion Polls: Views on Internal Politics

Are you satisfied with the performance of the reconciliation government? 
  (PCPSR, September 2017)

 

Total

Yes

23%

No

64%


No answer/don't know
 
13%

Do you think the Hamas-Dahlan agreement will succeed or fail? 
  (PCPSR, September 2017)

 

Total

Succeed

43%

Fail

47%


No answer/don't know
 
13%

Do you support the Hamas-Dahlan agreement?
 (PCPSR, September 2017)

  Total

Yes
 
56%

No
 
35%

No answer/don't know
 
9%

Do you think that Mahmoud Abbas should resign as President of the PA?
 (PCPSR, September 2017, September 2016September 2015)

 

2017

2016 2015
Yes

67%

61% 65%
No

27%

33% 31%
No answer/don't know

6%

6% 4%

If elections are held and Abbas does not run, who would you vote for?
  (PCPSR, September 2017)

 

Total

Marwan Barghouti

35%

Ismail Haniyeh

21%

Mohammed Dahlan

9%

Mustapha Barghouti

5%

Khaled Meshaal

4%


Rami al Hamdallah
 
4%

If legislative elections were held today with full party participation, would you vote? 
  (PCPSR, September 2017)

 

Total

Yes

63%

No

37%

Of those who would vote, if legislative elections were held today with full party participation, who would you vote for?
  (PCPSR, September 2017)

 

Total

Hamas

29%

Fatah

36%

Third Parties

10%

Undecided

25%

In your opinion, who is responsible for postponing the municipality and local council elections?
 (IMRA, October 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

The P.A.

27.1%

37.9%

8.4%

Fatah

9.7%

8.6%

11.6%

Hamas

15.2%

5.7%

31.6%

Both Fatah & Hamas

27.6%

25.3%

31.6%

Other Palestinian Factions

4.3%

5.5%

2.2%

Independent Personalities

2.9%

3.9%

1%

No answer/don't know

13.3%

13.1%

13.6%

Do you believe that the current circumstances are suitable for conducting municipality and local council elections?
 (IMRA, October 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Yes

55.1%

56.3%

53%

No

39.4%

39.3%

39.6%

No answer/don't know

5.5%

4.4%

7.4%

There is talk these days about a possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority. When considering the potential impact of such a collapse on the current relative quiet, would you say it might increase or decrease Palestinian-Israeli violence?
 (PCPSR, June 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Increase

60.2%

65%

52.4%

Decrease

15.2%

13.5%

18%

No Impact

21.8%

18.9%

26.5%

No answer/don't know

2.8%

2.6%

3%

How do you view the overall situation in the West Bank since the appointment of the Hamdallah Government in 2013? (West Bank respondents only)
 (AWRAD, May 2016)

 

West Bank

Improved

10.4%

Stayed the same

42.8%

Worsened

43.9%

No answer/don't know

2.9%

If worsened, who do you believe is responsible? (West Bank respondents only)
 (AWRAD, May 2016)

 

West Bank

Israel

28.6%

The PA

59%

Hamas

0%

International donors

5.2%

No answer/don't know

7.3%

How do you view the overall situation in Gaza since 2013? (Gaza respondents only)
 (AWRAD, May 2016)

 

Gaza

Improved

2%

Stayed the same

20.4%

Worsened

77.6%

No answer/don't know

0%

If worsened, who do you believe is responsible? (Gaza respondents only)
 (AWRAD, May 2016)

 

Gaza

Israel

26.1%

The PA

15.8%

Hamas

50.4%

International donors

4%

No answer/don't know

3.7%

Do you believe that there is corruption in the institutions of the Palestinian government in...?
 (AWRAD, May 2016)

 
 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

West Bank Yes

88.9%

95.5%

78%

No

7.7%

2.7%

16%

Don't know/No answer

3.4%

1.9%

6%

 
 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Gaza Strip Yes

82.3%

82.5%

82%

No

10.8%

8.3%

14.9%

Don't know/No answer

6.9%

9.2%

3.1%

Do you expect the Fatah and Hamas movements to reach a reconciliation agreement in 2016?
 (JMCC, March 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Yes

27.8%

24.5%

33.1%

No

61.3%

60.9%

61.8%

No answer/don't know

10.9%

14.6%

5.1%

According to the basic Law, the legislative and presidential elections should have been held five years ago. Do you prefer holding elections soon under any circumstances, or do you prefer holding elections only after reconciliation is completed?
 (JMCC, March 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Soon under any circumstance

37.6%

36.8%

38.9%

Only after reconciliation

54.1%

52.9%

56%

No answer/don't know

8.3%

10.3%

5.1%

Do you think there is corruption in the PNA?
 (JMCC, March 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Yes

76.5%

73.2%

82.2%

No

12.7%

13.9%

10.4%

No answer/don't know

10.8%

12.9%

7.4%

If elections took place today and the following lists ran, which one would you vote for?
 (AWRAD, February 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Fatah

38.6%

34.3%

45.8%

Hamas

17.6%

17.3%

18%

DFLP

1.1%

.9%

1.3%

Al Mubadara

1.5%

1.5%

1.6%

Islamic Jihad

3%

3.9%

1.6%

PFLP

3.1%

3.7%

2%

Hizb al Tahrir

.9%

1.3%

.2%

PPP

.1%

.1%

0.0%

Fida

.2%

.3%

0.0%

Palestinian struggle front

.3%

.4%

0.0%

Other

1.8%

1.2%

2.7%

Undecided

16.1%

17.2%

14.2%

Not voting

15.9%

17.9%

12.7%

Do you support the immediate conduct of Presidential elections in the West Bank and Gaza?
 (AWRAD, February 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Support

79.9%

72.8%

91.8%

Oppose

14.1%

18.2%

7.3%

No answer/don't know

6%

9.1%

.9%

Do you support the immediate conduct of legislative election in the West Bank and Gaza?
 (AWRAD, February 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Support

79.4%

71.7%

92.2%

Oppose

14.8%

19.3%

7.1%

No answer/don't know

5.8%

8.9%

.7%

There are discussions about the possibility of creating a Vice President position, do you support or oppose this?
 (AWRAD, February 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Support

55.8%

54.8%

57.3%

Oppose

29.8%

30.4%

28.7%

No answer/don't know

14.5%

14.8%

14%

If Mahmoud Abbas resigned as President of the PA, how would you like to see future leadership of the PA resolved?
 (AWRAD, February 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

General election

66.3%

62.5%

72.7%

Decision by the PLO

7.9%

8%

7.8%

Vote of the PNC

5.2%

4.9%

5.6%

Choice of Fatah

13.3%

15.1%

10.4%

No answer/don't know

7.3%

9.5%

3.6%

What is your overall evaluation of the performance of the following leaders?
 (AWRAD, February 2016)

 
 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

President Mahmoud Abbas Good

31.4%

30.7%

32.7%

Average

28.1%

30.3%

24.4%

Weak

37.4%

34.3%

42.7%

No answer/Don't know

3.1%

40.8%

.2%

Rami Hamdallah
Good

26%

25.3%

27.1%

Average

29.5%

32.4%

24.7%

Weak

33.9%

28.5%

42.9%

No answer/Don't know

10.6%

13.7%

5.3%

Ismail Haniyeh
Good

28.7%

31.2%

24.4%

Average

25.9%

29.6%

19.8%

Weak

38%

27.6%

55.3%

No answer/Don't know

7.3%

11.5%

.4%

In light of current events (demonstrations, lack of progress towards state), would you support dissolving the PA and returning full authority in the West Bank to Israel?
 (AWRAD, February 2016)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Support

14.2%

14%

14.4%

Oppose

78.6%

77.6%

80.2%

No answer/don't know

7.3%

8.4%

5.3%

If elections are to be conducted in the Palestinian Territories at the present time, do you think that they will be fair?
 (IMRA, November 2015)

 

Total

Yes

38.4%

No

50.6%

No answer/refuse

11.1%

How do you assess the performance of the National Unity Government?
 (IMRA, November 2015)

 

Total

Excellent

7.6%

Good

56.3%

Poor

27.7%

No answer/refuse

8.4%

In your point of view you, who is responsible for the lack of implementation of the national reconciliation agreement?
 (IMRA, November 2015)

 

Total

Hamas

14.5%

Fatah

10.7%

Both Hamas and Fatah

72.5%

No answer/refuse

2.3%

Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the implementation of the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas in the near future?
 (IMRA, November 2015)

 

Total

Optimistic

46.8%

Pessimistic

48.9%

No answer/refuse

4.3%

To which extent are you content or discontent with the performance of Mahmoud Abbas in his capacity as President of the PA?
 (PCPO, November 2015)

 

Total

Very content

9.3%

Somewhat content

20.3%

Somewhat discontent

32.2%

Very discontent

26.7%

No answer/refuse

11.5%

Do you support the immediate conduct of a Presidential election in the West Bank and Gaza?
 (AWRAD, November 2015)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Yes

82.7%

76.8%

92.4%

No

15.1%

19.9%

7.1%

No answer/don't Know

2.3%

3.3%

0.4%

Do you support the immediate conduct of legislative elections in the West Bank and Gaza?
 (AWRAD, November 2015)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Yes

82.7%

76.0%

93.8%

No

15.2%

20.7%

6.0%

No answer/don't Know

2.2%

3.3%

0.2%

If a new president assumes office, what should be the most important priority of the new administration?
 (AWRAD, November 2015)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Reconciliation

37.7%

35.5%

41.3%

Achieving a state

31.5%

36.7%

22.9%

Reducing unemployment/jobs

9.4%

7.7%

12.2%

Improving the economy

10.1%

16.7%

12.6%

Improving government services

2.4%

1.7%

3.6%

Reducing corruption

3.6%

4.0%

2.9%

Expanding civil & political freedoms

1.3%

2.0%

0.0%

Boosting Palestine abroad

1.5%

2.1%

0.4%

No answer/don't Know

0.1%

0.0%

0.1%

President Mahmoud Abbas has hinted at his retirement. Do you believe that he will step down as President of the PA in the near future?
 (AWRAD, November 2015)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Yes

29.4%

28.1%

31.6%

No

62.1%

63.8%

59.3%

No answer/don't Know

8.5%

8.1%

9.1%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the performance so far of the reconciliation government?
 (PCPSR, September, 2015)

 

Total

Satisfied

34%

Dissatisfied

60%

No answer/Don't know

6%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied about the way that Mahmoud Abbas is dealing with his job as a president to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)?
 (JMCC, August, 2015)

 

Total

Very satisfied

20.4%

Somewhat satisfied

32%

Somewhat dissatisfied

13.8%

Very dissatisfied

31.2%

No answer/Don't know

2.6%

In general, how do you evaluate the performance of the PNA? Would you say its performance is very good, good, bad or very bad?
 (JMCC, August, 2015)

 

Total

Very good

12.5%

Good

44.9%

Bad

25.4%

Very bad

16%

No answer/Don't know

1.2%

Do you think that Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al-Hamdallah is doing a good, average, or a bad job as a Prime Minister?
 (JMCC, August, 2015)

 

Total

Good

24.6%

Average

37.6%

Bad

30.8%

No answer/Don't know

7%

In general, do you think the performance of the current government headed by Rami al-Hamdallah is better when compared to previous governments, didn’t change, or became worse?
 (JMCC, August, 2015)

 

Total

Better

23.1%

Didn't change

43.3%

Worse

26.4%

No answer/Don't know

7.2%

Do you think it is important for Palestine National Council elections to be held soon?
 (JMCC, August, 2015)

 

Total

Yes

74%

No

16.9%

Elections should have been held four years ago according to government basic law. Do you support holding elections even if reconciliation is not completed?
 (JMCC, August, 2015)

 

November 2012

August 2015

Yes, hold elections soon under any circumstances

34.8%

58.9%

Hold elections only after reconciliation is completed

65.2%

35.8%

Don't know/No answer

-

5.3%

Which one of these Palestinian leaders do you trust the most?
 (JMCC, August, 2015)

 

March 2015

August 2015

Mahmoud Abbas

21.8%

16.1%

Ismail Haniyeh

14.1%

12.5%

Marwan Barghouti

5.4%

7.1%

If elections are held and Abbas does not run, who would you vote for?
 (JMCC, August, 2015)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Marwan Barghouti

10.5%

9.1%

12.9%

Ismail Haniyeh

9.8%

7.5%

13.8%

Mohammed Dahlan

5.1%

1.3%

11.3%

Saeb Erekat

3.3%

-

-

Khaled Meshaal

3.3%

-

-

None of the above/Don't know/ Will not vote

33.6%

-

-

How would you evaluate the performance of the following Palestinian leaders?
 (IMRA, July 29, 2015)

 

Mahmoud Abbas

Marwan Barghouti

Ismail Haniyeh

Good

32.4%

47.1%

30.9%

Average

28.2%

27.5%

28.8%

Weak

34.8%

13.3%

32%

Don't Know

4.6%

12.2%

8.3%

Are you satisfied or not with the general performance of Mahmoud Abbas?
 (IMRA, July 29, 2015)

 

Total

Satisfied

43.7%

Dissatisfied

49.4%

Don't know/No Answer

6.8%

In general, how do you evaluate the performance of the government led by Rami Hamadallah?
 (IMRA, July 29, 2015)

 

Total

Positive

25.2%

Average

34.4%

Negative

30.5%

Don't know/No answer

9.9%

If elections were held today, which party would you vote for?
 (IMRA, July 29, 2015)

Party

Total

Al Mubadra

1.2%

Independent Party led by Fayyad

.6%

Islamic Jihad

2.3%

Fatah

37.4%

Hamas

17.4%

DFLP

.4%

Popular Front

2.4%

PPP

.4%

Popular Struggle

.3%

Hizb Tahreer

.1%

None of the above/Other

37.4%

If the following six candidates ran for President, would you vote for?
 (IMRA, July 29, 2015)

 

Total

Marwan Barghouti

42.1%

Salam Fayyad

5.3%

Khaled Mashal

17.5%

Mustafa Barghouti

2.6%

Ahmad Saadat

2.5%

Ramadan Shalah

1.7%

None of the above/Other/ Will not vote

28.3%

Which of the following political affiliations do you support?
 (IMRA, March 31, 2015)

Party

Total

People's Party

1%

Democratic Front

1%

Islamic Jihad

1.8%

Fatah

32.3%

Hamas

14.2%

Fida

.2%

Popular Front

2.6%

Palestinian National Initiative

1.3%

Independent Nationalist

6.9%

Independent Islamist

6.3%

None of the above/Other

35.4%

If national elections were to take place, would you prefer conducting them on the basis of electoral lists or on the basis of individual candidates?
 (IMRA, March 31, 2015)

 

Total

Lists

30.1%

Candidates

30.5%

Mixed

26.0%

Don't know/refuse to answer

13.5%

If elections were to be held right now, would they be fair?
 (IMRA, March 31, 2015)

 

Total

Yes

42.9%

No

46.3%

Don't know/refuse to answer

10.8%

Do you think that Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) can infiltrate into Palestine?
 (IMRA, March 31, 2015)

 

Total

Yes

41.3%

No

49.0%

Don't know/refuse to answer

9.7%

In your opinion who is more responsible for the lack of implementation of the reconciliation agreement?
 (IMRA, March 31, 2015)

 

Total

Hamas

16.5%

Fatah

13.1%

Both groups

67.1%

Don't know/refuse to answer

3.2%

After Netanyahu's recent election victory and declarations regarding the establishment of a Palestinian state, should Fatah and Hamas attempt to speed up the implementation of the reconciliation agreement?
 (IMRA, March 31, 2015)

 

Total

Yes

85%

No

11.5%

Don't know/refuse to answer

3.5%

In your opinion, what body/side can be best trusted with overseeing the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip?
 (IMRA, March 31, 2015)

 

Total

The PA

30.7%

Hamas

20.5%

The Arab League

15.7%

The UN

21.9%

Don't know/refuse to answer

11.1%

Do you think that ISIS supporters should be allowed to demonstrate publicly in the Palestinian terriroty?
(Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, March 2015)

 

Total

I oppose ISIS demonstrations in public here

84%

I support ISIS demonstrations in public here (West Bank)

8%

I support ISIS demonstrations in public here (Gaza Strip)

20%

In your opinion, should the Palestinians hold new elections within the next six months, or within the next year?
(Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, March 2015)

 

Total

I would like to see elections take place within 6 months

69%

I would like to see elections take place within one year

9%

I would not like to see new elections take place

16%

If new legislative elections were to happen today, with the participation of all parties, would you vote?
(Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, March 2015)

 

Yes

No

Would you vote?

71%

29%

If new legislative elections were to happen today, with the participation of all parties, who would you vote for?
(Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, March 2015)

 

June 2014

March 2015

Hamas

32%

32%

Fatah

40%

39%

A third party

-

9%

Don't know/decline to answer

-

21%

A senior envoy of the United Nations attributed the reason of the delay in Gaza Strip reconstruction works to the lack of cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, saying: "We need a government that is capable of bearing the responsibility for that", emphasizing thereby the necessity to have an effective and stable administration in the Gaza Strip. As this is not available, the international donors, he said, are concerned about sending money to Gaza. Do you support or oppose this declaration?
(Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, March 2015)

 

Total

Strongly support

14.9%

Somewhat support

31.7%

Somewhat oppose

25.8%

Strongly oppose

14.5%

Don't know/decline to answer

13.1%

Saeb Iriqat, the Palestinian chief negotiator, once stated “Either the Palestinian Authority transfers the people to the independence, or Israel should assume its responsibility”. Do you support or oppose this statement?
(Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, February 10, 2015)

 

Total

Support

67.2%

Oppose

22.7%

Don't know/decline to answer

10.1%

Do you support or oppose the dismantling and disolution of the Palestinian Authority?
             (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, February 10, 2015)

 

Total

Support

32.4%

Oppose

59.9%

Don't know/decline to answer

7.7%

Are you content or discontent with the way the Prime Minister, Rami el-Hamadallah, is running his office as head of the national consensus government?
             (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, November-December 2014)

 

Total

Very content

20.5%

Somewhat content

35.8%

Somewhat discontent

20.9%

Strongly discontent

5.2%

Don't know/decline to answer

17.6%

Do you support holding legislative and Presidential elections soon?
             (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, November-December 2014)

 

Total

Yes, I support holding legislative and Presidential elections soon

63.8%

No, I do not support holding legislative and Presidential elections soon

30.6%

Don't know/decline to answer

5.7%

Do you believe the reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah will succeed?
             (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, July 2014)

  Total

West Bank

Gaza

Yes 62%

54%

74%

No 34%

46%

26%

Do you hold favorable or unfavorable opinions toward ...
             (Pew Research, May 2013)

 

Favorable

Unfavorable

Mahmoud Abbas

61%

34%

Fatah

69%

27%

Hamas

48%

45%

Islamic Jihad

56%

35%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Mahmoud Abbas as president to the Palestinian National Authority?
(Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, March 2013)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Very Satisfied

20.3%

20.4%

20%

Somewhat Satisfied

32.7%

32.3%

33.3%

Somewhat Dissatisfied

15%

14.7%

15.6%

Very Dissatisfied

28.8%

28.8%

28.6%

No Answer

3.2%

3.8%

2.5%

What do you think should be the future of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)?
(Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, March 2013)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Dissolve the PNA

24.8%

27.5%

20%

Perpetuate & Maintain the PNA

71.7%

68%

78.1%

Don't Know/No Answer

3.5%

4.5%

1.9%

If PLC elections were to take place today, which of the following parties would you vote for?
(Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, March 2013)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Hamas

20.6%

17.1%

26.7%

Fatah

42.6%

41.7%

44.2%

Other

9.2%

8.8%

9.8%

Won't Vote

22.6%

26.3%

16.3%

No Answer

5%

6.1%

3%

Should Hamas and Fatah pursue national reconciliation even if this would lead to sanctions by Israel and the US?
(Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, March 2013)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Yes, Pursue Reconciliation

90.3%

88.9%

92.8%

No, Do Not Pursue

5.2%

4.4%

6.5%

Don't Know/No Answer

4.5%

6.7%

0.7%

Which side should be more blamed for the persisting division and failure of efforts between Fatah and Hamas? (Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, March 2013)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Hamas

28.6%

26.2%

32.8%

Fatah

19.8%

20.4%

18.6%

Others

5.4%

4.5%

7%

Equal Blame

22.3%

22.4%

22.1%

Israel

6.9%

6.3

7.9%

Don't Know/No Answer

17%

20.2%

11.6%

Do you think Fatah and Hamas are pursuing national interest or their own interests by not reconciling?
(Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, March 2013)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Acting in National Interests

34.1%

29.9%

41.4%

Acting in their Own Interests

59.5%

62.9%

53.7%

Don't Know/No Answer

6.4%

7.2%

4.9%

Do you support to reform the PLO in order to include all relevant parties?
(Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, March 2013)

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Support PLO Reform

87.5%

86.8%

88.8%

Do Not Support Reform

7.7%

7.5%

8.1%

No Answer

4.8%

5.7%

3.1%

In general, what is the best method to achieve the Palestinian people’s goals of ending the occupation and establishing a state?

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Peaceful negotiations

36.8

40.6

30.2

Armed resistance (armed Intifada)

25.4

20.3

34.2

Non-violent resistance (peaceful Popular Intifada)

30.4

30.6

30.2

Other

2.8

2.0

4.2

Don’t know \ No answer

4.6

6.5

1.2

The PA is going through a financial crisis that has escalated over the past few months to the point that salaries are not regularly paid to its employees. Who do you think is responsible for this crisis? Israel or the PNA?

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Israel, because it does not transfer tax returns

48.9

41.4

62.1

The PA

14.9

20.2

5.8

Israel and the PA

34.2

36.3

30.5

Don’t know \ No answer

2.0

2.1

1.6

Lately, PA employee strikes have been on the rise such as teachers and health workers. What do you think of this? Do you support these strikes and believe they are right or do you think they are exaggerated and harmful?

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

I support these strikes and think they are right

59.5

56.5

64.7

They are exaggerated and harmful

37.1

39.5

32.8

Don’t know

2.5

2.7

2.1

No answer

0.9

1.3

0.4

Which Palestinian personality do you trust the most?*

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza

Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)

23.9

24.6

22.8

Ismail Haniyeh

12.9

9.1

19.5

Marwan Barghouthi

6.0

5.6

6.7

Khaled Mish’al

3.9

3.9

4.0

Others

14.3

11.9

18.6

I don’t trust anyone

31.7

35.6

24.9

No answer

7.3

9.3

3.5

 

*This was an open-ended question no options were read to the interviewee

 

Do you think that there is corruption in PA institutions under the control of President Abu Mazin? (PSR, April 3, 2012)

Yes

72.9%

No

17.7%

Don't know/ no answer

9.4%

Do you think that there is corruption in PA institutions under the control of the dismissed government in the Gaza Strip? (PSR, April 3, 2012)

Yes

61.6%

No

21.2%

Don't know/ no answer

17.2%

For whom would you vote for Palestinian Authority Chairman? (Maan News, March 21, 2012)

Marwan Barghouti (now serving five life sentences in Israel for murder)

55%

Do you rate the performance of the Haniyeh government and the Fayyad government as positive? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

 

September 2011

December 2011

Yes - Haniyeh gov. (in Gaza)

34%

41%

Yes - Fayyad gov. (in West Bank)

53%

44%

Are you satisfied with the performance of President Abbas? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

 

September 2011

December 2011

Yes - I am satisfied

52%

60%
(47% in Gaza Strip; 67% in West Bank)

No - I am dissatisfied

44%

38%

If new presidential elections are held today and only two were nominated, who would win your vote? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

 

September 2011

December 2011

Abbas

59%

55%
54% in Gaza Strip;
56% in West Bank

Haniyeh

34%

37%
42% in Gaza Strip;
33% in West Bank

rate of participation in such an election

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64%

If presidential elections are held today between Marwan Barghouti and Ismail Haniyeh, who would win your vote? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

Barghouti

64%

Haniyeh

30%

rate of participation in such an election

71%

If new legislative elections are held today with the participation of all factions, for whom would you vote? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

Hamas

29%
Gaza Strip: 35%
West Bank: 25%

Fateh

43%
Gaza Strip: 43%
West Bank: 44%

All other third parties - (combined percentage)

11%

Undecided

17%

rate of participation in such an election

73%

Assuming President Abbas would not run, who would you propose as a candidate for Fateh in the next presidential elections? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

Marwan Barghouti

40%

Salam Fayyad

8%

Saeb Erekat

5%

Mohammad Dahlan

3%

Azzam al Ahmad

2%

Mustapha Barghouti

2%

Of the following individuals, who do you favor? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

Marwan Barghouti

54%

Saeb Erekat

7%

Mahmud Al Aloul

4%

Azzam al Ahmad

3%

Abu Mahir Ghnaim

2%

Nasir al Qidwa

2%

Jibril al Rojoub

2%

Ahmad Qurie'

2%

After the meeting between president Mahmud Abbas and Khalid Mish'al, do you believe Fateh and Hamas will succeed in implementing the reconciliation agreement and reunify the West Bank and the Gaza Strip? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

Yes - they will succeed

50%

No - they will NOT succeed

46%

When, if ever, do you expect to see the formation of a reconciliation government or a government of experts? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

within days or weeks

21%

only after a long time

46%

I never expect one to be formed

27%

Do you expect elections for president and parliament will be held in May 2012 or a little after that? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

Yes - I expect elections to be held then or around then

43%

No - I do not think elections will be held around May 2012

47%

Do you approve or oppose the exclusion of Salam Fayyad from leading the government of reconciliation or experts? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

agree to his exclusion, as Hamas wishes

44%

oppose his exclusion

47%

If a reconciliation or expert government is formed soon, do you expect the US government and/or Israel to punish the PA by suspending financial support? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

I expect the US government to punish the PA by suspending financial support

72%

I think Israel, too, would likely suspend transfer of custom money to the PA

80%

I expect the EU to suspend financial support in such a case

52%

Do you think that the surrounding Arab and international circumstances necessitate concluding a national reconciliation agreement between Fateh and Hamas? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Yes

77.4%

No

18.7%

No opinion/Don't know

3.9%

Do you think that it is possible to reach a national reconciliation agreement between Fateh and Hamas in the near future? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Yes

70.6%

No

22.3%

No opinion/Don't know

7.1%

In case a national reconciliation agreement is signed, what do you think the consequences will be? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Speeding the peace process

40.3%

Entangling and stopping the peace process

24.5%

It will not have any effect

27.6%

No opinion/Don't know

7.6%

Do you support conducting presidential elections despite the Palestinian division? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

I support

33.1%

I reject

62.5%

No opinion/Don't know

4.3%

If presidential elections are held in the present time, to whom from among the following do you give your vote? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

An independent candidate

6.7%

A candidate from the left

2.2%

A candidate from Hamas

7.9%

A candidate from Fateh

27.6%

A national independent candidate

7.1%

An Islamic independent candidate

3.6%

I will not participate in the elections

22.0%

I have not decided yet

23.0%

Do you support conducting legislative elections despite the Palestinian division? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

I support

32.8%

I reject

61.4%

No opinion/Don't know

5.8%

If new Palestinian Legislative Council elections are conducted, whom do you vote for? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

An independent ticket

5.7%

A ticket from the left

2.6%

A ticket from Hamas

8.0%

A ticket from Fateh

28.6%

A national independent ticket

7.2%

An Islamic independent ticket

3.7%

I will not participate in the elections

21.6%

I have not decided yet

22.7%

If legislative elections are to be held today, which of the following would win? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Independent Islamists bloc

4.2%

Independent Nationalist bloc

8.8%

Fateh bloc

43.4%

Hamas bloc

12.3%

A bloc from leftist organizations

1.4%

No opinion/I don't know

29.8%

Do you support conducting municipality and local council elections despite the Palestinian division? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

I support

45.8%

I reject

47.5%

No opinion/Don't know

6.8%

If municipality and local council elections are to be held, who do you vote for? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

A bloc that represents the family or clan

5.7%

An independent ticket

6.0%

A ticket from the left

1.9%

A ticket from Hamas

8.5%

A ticket from Fateh

26.1%

A national independent ticket

8.2%

An Islamic independent ticket

2.9%

I will not participate in the elections

19.1%

I have not decided yet

21.7%

If elections are conducted in the Palestinian Territories at the present time, do you expect that they will be fair and unbiased? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

 

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Yes

54.6%

37.2%

48.2%

No

36.6%

45.6%

39.9%

No opinion/Don't know

8.8%

17.2%

11.9%

Which of the following political affiliations do you support? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

 

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

People's Party

0.7%

1.6%

1.0%

Democratic Front

0.5%

1.4%

0.8%

Islamic Jihad

0.5%

3.4%

1.5%

Fateh

37.2%

37.0%

37.1%

Hamas

7.4%

14.6%

10.1%

Fida

0.0%

0.2%

0.1%

Popular Front

2.8%

3.4%

3.0%

Palestinian National Initiative

0.2%

0.8%

0.4%

I am an independent nationalist

7.7%

6.8%

7.3%

I am an independent Islamist

2.9%

5.0%

3.7%

None of the above

40.0%

22.2%

33.4%

Others

0.1%

3.6%

1.5%

At this time, what should be the top internal priority of the government? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Forming a unity government

43.2%

Improving the performance of the Palestinian economy and creating jobs

32.3%

Conducting municipal, Palestinian Legislative Council and presidential elections

15.8%

Enhancing the institutions of the Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

7.4%

Others

0.8%

Don't know

8.8%

Do you agree/disagree with a recent statement by Palestinian officials (e.g., PM Fayyad) that the performance of Palestinian institutions improved significantly during the last two years? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Agree

32.6%

To some extent

32.9%

Disagree

27.5%

Don't know

7.0%

In general, how do you rate the overall performance of President Mahmoud Abbas? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Good

55.2%

Average

29.2%

Poor

14.2%

Don't know

1.4%

In general, how do you rate the overall performance of Prime Minister Fayyad? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Good

40.9%

Average

36.4%

Poor

19.6%

Don't know

3.1%

In general, how do you rate the overall performance of Ismael Haniyah? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Good

20.1%

Average

37.6%

Poor

35.4%

Don't know

6.9%

If you had to choose the next prime minister for a national unity government from the following candidates, who would you choose? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

S. Fayyad

31.7%

Mustafa Margouthi

15.9%

I. Haniyeh

13.3%

Munib Masri

7.1%

Nabil Shaath

3.3%

Jamal Al Khudari

3.2%

Other

3.3%

Not sure

22.3%

Do you believe that there is a need for a new political party between Hamas and Fateh? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Yes

36.4%

To some extent

19.8%

No

39.8%

Don't know

3.9%

In your opinion, when should local elections be held? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Immediately

13.3%

Within six months

18.1%

As soon as Fatah and Hamas have reconciled

58.6%

Elections should remain on hold

5.1%

Don't know

4.9%

In your opinion, when should national (Presidential and Palestinian Legislative Council) elections be held? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Immediately

12.8%

Within six months

18.4%

As soon as Fatah and Hamas have reconciled

59.6%

Elections should remain on hold

4.4%

Don't know

4.8%

If Palestinian Legislative Council elections took place today and the following lists were running, which one would you vote for? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Fatah

12.8%

Hamas

18.4%

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

59.6%

Al Mubadara

3.0

Palestinian People's Party (PPP)

1.4%

Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP)

1.3%

Third Way

0.9%

Islamic Jihad

0.9%

Feda

0.3%

Popular Struggle

0.2%

Hizb Tahreer

0.2%

Other

2.8%

undecided

21.5%

I will not vote

15.1%

Now I will give you a different list of leaders. For each list, please tell us who do you trust the most? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Leader West Bank Gaza Total
M. Abbas

42.9%

29.8%

38.0%

Marwan Bargouthi

16.7%

33.3%

22.9%

Salam Fayyad

4.8%

6.7%

5.5%

Nabil Shaath

1.1%

5.1%

2.6%

M. Dahlan

0.5%

3.8%

1.8%

Nasar Al Qudwi

0.9%

0.9%

0.9%

Jibril Rojoub

0.7%

0.2%

0.5%

Ahmad Qurie

0.5%

0.2%

0.4%

None of the above

21.2%

18.2%

20.1%

Don't know

10.7%

1.8%

7.3%

Of the following list of leaders, who do you trust the most? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Ismael Haniyeh

19.5%

Naser Al Din Alshaer

9.0%

Khaled Mashaal

5.2%

Aziz Duweik

4.7%

Jamal Al Khudari

3.3%

Hassan Yusef

2.8%

Mahmoud Zahhar

2.6%

Ahmad Bahar

0.8%

None of the above

38.7%

Don't know

13.4%

Of the following list of leaders, who do you trust the most? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Salam Fayyad

24.7%

Mustafa Barghouthi

22.7%

Ahmad Saadat

9.4%

Hanan Ashrawi

6.4%

Basam Salhi

2.0%

Qais Abdelkarim

0.6%

Zahira Kamal

0.3%

Ahmad Majdalni

0.3%

None of the above

23.7%

Don't know

10.1%

 


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