Majority of Israeli Jews believe Obama is pro-'Palestinian'
A new Smith poll taken for the Jerusalem Post on Wednesday night shows that a majority of Israeli Jews believe that the American President is pro-'Palestinian
Only 16 percent of Israelis believe US President Barack Obama’s
administration is more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian, according to a
Smith Research poll taken Wednesday night, exclusively for The
The poll of 500 respondents representing a
statistical sample of the adult Israeli Jewish population was taken
following a report in The Atlantic in which officials close to Obama
were quoted sharply criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and
calling him “chickenshit.”
The report resulted in a major
backlash among Israelis and in criticism of Obama across the political
spectrum. Smith Research has asked Israelis in 11 Jerusalem Post polls
throughout Obama’s tenure whether his administration is more
pro-Israel, more pro-Palestinian, or neutral, which is seen as the
bellwether question of whether Israelis believe a US president is on
The new poll found that 53% consider the
administration more pro-Palestinian than pro-Israel, 20% called it
neutral, and 11% did not express an opinion. The margin of error of the
poll was 4.5 percentage points.
By contrast, the last Smith
Research poll that asked the question, following Obama’s March 2013
visit to Israel, found that 27% considered his administration more
pro-Israel, 16% said more pro-Palestinian, 39% neutral and 18% did not
express an opinion. Since then, Obama’s administration has gone from an
11% majority calling it more pro-Israel, to a majority of 37% deeming
it more pro-Palestinian.
And it's only going to get worse....
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