Dahaf Poll 9 August 2002
Aaron Lerner Date: 9 August 2002
The following are the results of a Dahaf Poll of a representative sample of
500 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out the week 9 August
2002.Statistical error +/- 4.5 percentage points.
Is Ariel Sharon a reliable prime minister?
Yes 63% No 34% No reply 3%
Do you count on Sharon to successfully lead the nation?
Yes 57% No 42% No reply 1%
What grade do you give to the performance of Sharon as prime minister?
Good 63% Bad 37%
If elections were held today, which list would you vote for?
[expressed in Knesset seats with no explanation of treatment of undecided.
Current number in Knesset in
19 <26> Labor
31 <19> Likud
13 <17> Shas
09 <10> Meretz
03 <06> Yisrael B'Aliya (Sharansky)
12 <06> Shinui (Lapid's secular party)
06 <05> National Religious Party
05 <05> Yahadut Hatorah (Agudah, etc.)
08 <08> National Union/Yisrael Beiteinu (Lieberman)
02 <02> One Nation (Peretz)
01 <--> Democratic Choice
11 <10> Arab parties
Does Sharon have a diplomatic program?
Yes 36% No 55% No reply 9%
Does the Sharon Government know how to wipe out terror?
Yes 36% No 60% No reply 4%
Since the establishment of the Sharon Government, who has been winning the
Israel 30% Palestinians 33% Neither 30% Both same extent 1%
No reply 6%
Is the demolition of the houses of the families of suicide bombers effective
in the war against terror?
Yes 63% No 30% Doesn't matter 2% No reply 5%
How long will the terror continue?
Up to around a year 28% Two or more years 53% No reply 19%
Will the frequency of terror attacks change in the near future?
Decline 16% Increase 67% No change 4% No reply 13%
Do you fear being hurt in a terror attack?
Yes 77% No 22% No reply 1%
Will the Sharon Government erect the separation fence?
Yes 25% A large portion 26% A small portion 28%
Won't erect fence 14% No reply 7%
[IMRA: The text claims the next results are for the subsamples of
respondents who are associated with the Labor and Likud parties
respectively. There is no such indication in the statistical tables.
Previous similar polling asked the entire population such questions and the
results for the entire sample as well as for subsamples was published.]
Who do you prefer to lead the Labor Party?
Ben Eliezer 26% Ramon 12% Amram Mitzneh 49%
None of them 8% No reply 5%
Who do you prefer to lead the Likud?
Sharon 51% Netanyahu 11% Silvan Shalom 12%
None of them 14% No reply 12%
Yediot Ahronot 9 August 2002
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director
IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
Tel 972-9-7604719/Fax 972-3-5480092
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