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Monday, October 11, 2010
Poll of Americans: Iran will nuke Israel if gets bomb, should be stopped, Obama hurting Israels security

McLAUGHLIN & ASSOCIATES NATIONAL SURVEY October 5, 2010
http://www.committeeforisrael.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ECI-National-Poll-October.pdf

[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: People lie to pollsters:
- Here are the actual figures from the elections:
Barack Obama 52.92% John McCain 45.66% Ralph Nader 0.56% Bob Barr 0.40%
Chuck Baldwin 0.15% Cynthia McKinney 0.12% Other 0.18%]

Q3. IN THE 2008 ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT, DID YOU VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN OR
BARACK OBAMA? (Net Difference = Obama-McCain)
JOHN MCCAIN 45.6
BARACK OBAMA 46.3
OTHER 2.4
DK/NOT VOTE/REFUSED 5.7

Q4. WOULD YOU VOTE TO RE-ELECT BARACK OBAMA AS PRESIDENT OR WOULD YOU
CONSIDER VOTING FOR SOMEONE ELSE?
Total 1000
RE-ELECT OBAMA 35.7
CONSIDER SOMEONE ELSE 55.6
DK/REFUSED 8.7
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Q9. NOW, I AM GOING TO READ YOU A LIST OF NAMES. WILL YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF
YOU HAVE A FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE OPINION OF EACH PERSON? IF YOU HAVE NO
OPINION OR HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THE PERSON, JUST SAY SO.
"MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD"
(Net Difference = Favorable-Unfavorable)
Total 1000
FAVORABLE 2.5
VERY 0.3
SOMEWHAT 2.2
UNFAVORABLE 47.4
SOMEWHAT 6.4
VERY 41.0
NO OPINION 11.4
NEVER HEARD OF 38.7
Net Difference -44.9

Q13. DO YOU APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF THE JOB BARACK OBAMA IS DOING HANDLING
AMERICA'S RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL? (Net Difference = Approve-Disapprove)
Total 1000
APPROVE 43.2
STRONGLY 18.2
SOMEWHAT 24.9
DISAPPROVE 44.3
SOMEWHAT 13.5
STRONGLY 30.7
DK/REFUSED 12.6
Net Difference -1.1

Q14. DO YOU THINK PRESIDENT OBAMA'S POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARE
IMPROVING ISRAEL'S SECURITY OR HARMING IT?
Total 1000
IMPROVING SECURITY 29.6
HARMING IT 42.7
DK/REFUSED 27.7

Q15. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT?
"BARACK OBAMA HAS BEEN LESS FRIENDLY TO ISRAEL THAN PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS."
(Net Difference = Agree-Disagree)
Total 1000
AGREE 51.6
STRONGLY 29.8
SOMEWHAT 21.8
DISAGREE 35.4
SOMEWHAT 16.4
STRONGLY 19.0
DK/REFUSED 13.0
Net Difference 16.3

Q16. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF OUTREACH TO THE
MUSLIM WORLD. KNOWING THIS, DO YOU THINK THIS POLICY HAS INCREASED OR
DECREASED THE SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES?
Total 1000
INCREASED 33.1
DECREASED 46.5
DK/REFUSED 20.4

Q17. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT? "ISRAEL'S
ENEMIES ARE AMERICA'S ENEMIES."
(Net Difference = Agree-Disagree)
Total 1000
AGREE 50.9
STRONGLY 28.5
SOMEWHAT 22.5
DISAGREE 38.4
SOMEWHAT 22.9
STRONGLY 15.4
DK/REFUSED 10.7
Net Difference 12.6

Q18. WHEN IT COMES TO THE PEACE PROCESS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS
FOLLOWED A POLICY OF PUBLICLY CRITICIZING AND PRESSURING ISRAEL, BUT NOT THE
PALESTINIANS. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THIS APPROACH?
(Net Difference = Agree-Disagree)
Total 1000
AGREE 27.0
STRONGLY 11.9
SOMEWHAT 15.1
DISAGREE 54.4
SOMEWHAT 23.7
STRONGLY 30.6
DK/REFUSED 18.7
Net Difference -27.4

Q19. SHOULD JERUSALEM REMAIN AS ISRAEL'S UNDIVIDED CAPITAL IN ANY PEACE
AGREEMENT WITH THE PALESTINIANS? (Net Difference = Yes-No)
Total 1000
YES 50.9
NO 20.4
DK/REFUSED 28.7
Net Difference 30.4

Q20. SHOULD PALESTINIANS RECOGNIZE ISRAEL AS THE JEWISH STATE? (Net
Difference = Yes-No)
Total 1000
YES 77.9
NO 6.0
DK/REFUSED 16.1
Net Difference 71.9

Q21. IF A PALESTINIAN STATE WAS CREATED, DO YOU THINK TERRORISM AGAINST
ISRAEL WOULD INCREASE, DECREASE, OR BE UNCHANGED?
Total 1000
INCREASED 25.5
DECREASED 18.7
BE UNCHANGED 41.2
DK/REFUSED 14.6

Q22. IF A PALESTINIAN STATE WAS CREATED, DO YOU THINK ANTI-AMERICAN
SENTIMENT IN THE ARAB WORLD WOULD INCREASE, DECREASE, OR BE UNCHANGED?
Total 1000
INCREASED 22.1
DECREASED 15.7
BE UNCHANGED 50.2
DK/REFUSED 12.0

Q23. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONFLICT?
1. THE PRESENCE OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN THE WEST BANK, OR,
2. ARAB DENIAL OF ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO EXIST AND TERRORISM(Net Difference =
Jewish Comm./West Bank-Arab Denial/Isreal)
Total 1000
JEWISH COMM./WEST BANK 12.2
ARAB DENIAL/ISREAL'S RIGHTS 57.4
DK/REFUSED 30.4
Net Difference -45.2

Q24. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT?
"THE ISRAELI-ARAB CONFLICT IS THE KEY TO IMPROVING AMERICA'S STANDING AND
INTERESTS IN THE REGION." (Net Difference = Agree-Disagree)
Total 1000
AGREE 50.6
STRONGLY 19.7
SOMEWHAT 30.8
DISAGREE 31.8
SOMEWHAT 19.6
STRONGLY 12.2
DK/REFUSED 17.7
Net Difference 18.8

Q25. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT?
"ENEMIES OF AMERICA USE THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT AS AN EXCUSE TO
CREATE ANTI-AMERICAN SENTIMENT. EVEN IF THE DISPUTE IS SETTLED, THEY WOULD
FIND ANOTHER WAY TO JUSTIFY THEIR HOSTILITY TOWARDS AMERICA."
(Net Difference = Agree-Disagree)
Total 1000
AGREE 81.8
STRONGLY 55.2
SOMEWHAT 26.6
DISAGREE 11.2
SOMEWHAT 5.7
STRONGLY 5.5
DK/REFUSED 7.0
Net Difference 70.6

Q26. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH EACH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS?
"ONLY DIPLOMACY AND NEGOTIATIONS CAN END THE ROCKETS AND TERROR AGAINST
ISRAEL." (Net Difference = Agree-Disagree)
Total 1000
AGREE 47.9
STRONGLY 23.1
SOMEWHAT 24.8
DISAGREE 40.8
SOMEWHAT 19.2
STRONGLY 21.6
DK/REFUSED 11.3
Net Difference 7.1

Q27. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH EACH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS?
"ISRAELI POLICIES TOWARD THE PALESTINIANS FORCES THEM ESSENTIALLY TO BECOME
TERRORISTS." (Net Difference = Agree-Disagree)
Total 1000
AGREE 27.1
STRONGLY 10.4
SOMEWHAT 16.7
DISAGREE 58.8
SOMEWHAT 24.1
STRONGLY 34.8
DK/REFUSED 14.1
Net Difference -31.7

Q28. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH EACH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS?
"I AM STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE BY ISRAEL OR THE UNITED
STATES TO ATTACK IRAN." (Net Difference = Agree-Disagree)
Total 1000
AGREE 35.9
STRONGLY 20.8
SOMEWHAT 15.0
DISAGREE 52.8
SOMEWHAT 21.5
STRONGLY 31.2
DK/REFUSED 11.4
Net Difference -16.9

Q29. WOULD YOU BE MORE LIKELY OR LESS LIKELY TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO
STRONGLY IDENTIFIES AS PRO-ISRAEL? (Net Difference = More Likely-Less
Likely)
Total 1000
MORE LIKELY 50.9
MUCH 25.9
SOMEWHAT 24.9
LESS LIKELY 25.2
SOMEWHAT 16.3
MUCH 8.9
DK/REFUSED 23.9
Net Difference 25.7

Q30. WOULD YOU BE MORE LIKELY OR LESS LIKELY TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO
YOU PERCEIVE AS PRO-ISRAEL? (Net Difference = More Likely-Less Likely)
Total 1000
MORE LIKELY 52.7
MUCH 24.7
SOMEWHAT 28.0
LESS LIKELY 24.0
SOMEWHAT 16.3
MUCH 7.7
DK/REFUSED 23.3
Net Difference 28.7

Q31. IF A CANDIDATE AGREED WITH YOU ON MOST OTHER ISSUES, COULD YOU VOTE
FOR THE CANDIDATE IF HE WERE ANTI-ISRAEL? (Net Difference = Yes-No)
Total 1000
YES 31.6
NO 53.6
DK/REFUSED 14.8
Net Difference -21.9

Q32. WHEN ISRAEL FACES A CONFLICT WITH ITS ENEMIES, DO YOU WANT YOUR
ELECTED OFFICIALS TO EXPRESS THEIR SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL, OR TO PRESSURE ISRAEL
FOR A CEASE-FIRE?
(Net Difference = Support Isreal-Pressure Isreal)
Total 1000
SUPPORT ISREAL 42.9
PRESSURE ISREAL 32.4
DK/REFUSED 24.7
Net Difference 10.5

Q33. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT?
"AMERICANS WHO SUPPORT A STRONG U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP SHOULD BE FREE TO
EXPRESS THEIR POLITICAL VIEWS INDIVIDUALLY OR AS PART OF A GROUP OF
LIKE-MINDED CITIZENS."
(Net Difference = Agree-Disagree)
Total 1000
AGREE 85.7
STRONGLY 60.2
SOMEWHAT 25.4
DISAGREE 5.6
SOMEWHAT 3.2
STRONGLY 2.4
DK/REFUSED 8.7
Net Difference 80.1

Q34. MANY EXPERTS SAY THAT IRAN IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
CAN THE UNITED STATES BE SAFE WITH A NUCLEAR IRAN? (Net Difference = Yes-No)
Total 1000
YES 16.0
NO 75.7
DK/REFUSED 8.3
Net Difference -59.7

Q35. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PURSUING A POLICY OF DIPLOMACY AND SANCTIONS TO
STOP THE IRAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM. DO YOU THINK THIS POLICY WILL SUCCEED?
(Net Difference = Yes-No)
Total 1000
YES 28.0
NO 58.6
DK/REFUSED 13.4
Net Difference -30.7

Q36. DO YOU THINK PRESIDENT OBAMA'S POLICIES TOWARD IRAN WILL STOP THEM
FROM GETTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS? (Net Difference = Yes-No)
Total 1000
YES 12.8
NO 78.5
DK/REFUSED 8.7
Net Difference -65.7

Q37. HOW SERIOUS A THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES DO YOU VIEW THE FOLLOWING?
"IRAN WILL USE ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO THREATEN THE SUPPLY OF MIDDLE EASTERN
OIL TO THE UNITED STATES AND ITS ALLIES." (Net Difference = NOT
SERIOUS-SERIOUS)
Total 1000
NOT A THREAT 9.8
SERIOUS THREAT 85.8
SOMEWHAT 41.2
VERY 44.6
DK/REFUSED 4.4
Net Difference -75.9

Q38. DO YOU THINK PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FAILURE TO STOP IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
WOULD LEAD TO A NUCLEAR ARMS RACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
(Net Difference = Yes-No)
Total 1000
YES 50.3
NO 33.8
DK/REFUSED 15.9
Net Difference 16.5

Q39. IRAN IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A NUCLEAR WEAPON. WHEN IRAN IS ABLE TO
PRODUCE A NUCLEAR WEAPON, HOW LIKELY DO YOU THINK IT IS THAT IRAN WOULD DO
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING?
"LAUNCH A NUCLEAR MISSILE ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES." (Net Difference =
NOT LIKELY-LIKELY)
Total 1000
NOT LIKELY 45.4
LIKELY 49.8
SOMEWHAT 34.3
VERY 15.4
DK/REFUSED 4.8
Net Difference -4.3

Q40. IRAN IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A NUCLEAR WEAPON. WHEN IRAN IS ABLE TO
PRODUCE A NUCLEAR WEAPON, HOW LIKELY DO YOU THINK IT IS THAT IRAN WOULD DO
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING?
"LAUNCH A NUCLEAR MISSILE ATTACK ON ISRAEL." (Net Difference = NOT
LIKELY-LIKELY)
Total 1000
NOT LIKELY 14.8
LIKELY 79.9
SOMEWHAT 35.9
VERY 44.0
DK/REFUSED 5.3
Net Difference -65.2

Q41. IRAN IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A NUCLEAR WEAPON. WHEN IRAN IS ABLE TO
PRODUCE A NUCLEAR WEAPON, HOW LIKELY DO YOU THINK IT IS THAT IRAN WOULD DO
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING?
"PROVIDE NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO TERRORISTS." (Net Difference = NOT
LIKELY-LIKELY)
Total 1000
NOT LIKELY 9.2
LIKELY 85.3
SOMEWHAT 27.8
VERY 57.4
DK/REFUSED 5.5
Net Difference -76.0

Q42. WOULD YOU APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS?
"USING THE MILITARY TO ATTACK AND DESTROY THE FACILITIES IN IRAN WHICH ARE
NECESSARY TO PRODUCE A NUCLEAR WEAPON, IF SANCTIONS DO NOT WORK."
(Net Difference = Approve-Disapprove)
Total 1000
APPROVE 59.8
STRONGLY 34.8
SOMEWHAT 25.0
DISAPPROVE 29.9
SOMEWHAT 13.6
STRONGLY 16.3
DK/REFUSED 10.3
Net Difference 29.9

Q43. WOULD YOU APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS?
"ALLOWING ISRAEL TO ATTACK AND DESTROY IRAN'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM
FACILITIES, IF SANCTIONS DO NOT WORK." (Net Difference = Approve-Disapprove)
Total 1000
APPROVE 58.4
STRONGLY 34.8
SOMEWHAT 23.6
DISAPPROVE 29.5
SOMEWHAT 13.2
STRONGLY 16.3
DK/REFUSED 12.1
Net Difference 28.9

Q44. HOW CONCERNED SHOULD THE UNITED STATES BE ABOUT THE SECURITY OF THE
STATE OF ISRAEL? (Net Difference = Concerned-Not Concerned)
Total 1000
CONCERNED 93.5
VERY 53.8
SOMEWHAT 39.6
NOT CONCERNED 4.2
DK/REFUSED 2.4
Net Difference 89.3

Q45. IF SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN FAIL, AND ISRAEL WERE TO ATTACK IRAN TO STOP
THEM FROM DEVELOPING A NUCLEAR WEAPON, IN YOUR OPINION, WOULD THIS BE AN ACT
OF SELF DEFENSE, OR AN ACT OF AGGRESSION?
Total 1000
SELF DEFENSE 63.4
AGGRESSION 25.7
DK/REFUSED 10.9

Q46. IF ISRAEL WERE TO ATTACK IRAN TO STOP THEM FROM DEVELOPING A NUCLEAR
WEAPON, IN YOUR OPINION, WOULD THIS ENDANGER THE UNITED STATES, OR ENHANCE
THE SECURITY OF THE WORLD?
Total 1000
ENDANGER U.S. 37.9
ENHANCE WORLD SECURITY 39.9
DK/REFUSED 22.2

Q47. IF ISRAEL ATTACKS IRAN'S NUCLEAR FACILITY, AND THE UNITED NATION'S
WERE TO CONDEMN ISRAEL FOR THE ATTACK, SHOULD THE UNITED STATES SUPPORT OR
OPPOSE THE UNITED NATION'S ACTION AGAINST ISRAEL?
(Net Difference = Support-Oppose)
Total 1000
SUPPORT 36.4
STRONGLY 18.3
SOMEWHAT 18.1
OPPOSE 49.0
SOMEWHAT 16.1
STRONGLY 32.9
DK/REFUSED 14.6
Net Difference -12.6

Q55. WHAT IS YOUR RELIGION?

Total 1000
PROTESTANT 58.3
CATHOLIC 24.9
JEWISH 1.6
MUSLIM/ISLAMIC 0.5
MORMON 0.6
ATHEIST/AGNOSTIC 4.5
OTHER 0.1
DK/REFUSED 9.5

Q57. ARE YOU OR IS ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY OF JEWISH ANCESTRY OR RELATED TO
SOMEONE OF JEWISH ANCESTRY?

Total 1000
YES 12.2
NO 84.8
DK/REFUSED 2.9

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