Poll: Netanyahu 52% Olmert 30%
Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 22 SEPTEMBER 2006
Telephone poll of a representative sample of 499 adult Israeli Jews (not
including Arab Israelis) carried out by Dahaf for Yediot Ahronot on 21
September and published on 22 SEPTEMBER.
If you had to choose - who is most appropriate to be prime minister?
Netanyahu 52% Olmert 30% Neither 18%
Netanyahu 35% Olmert 22% Leiberman 18% Peretz 6%
Netanyahu 27% Leiberman 15% Livni 14% Peres 12%
Olmert 7% Mofaz 5% Barak 3% Peretz 1% None of them 14%
Knesset election vote expressed in mandates[current in brackets] Column #1
are the figures as presented in the article with 14 "undecided" mandates.
Column #2 presents the results with the results for the parties all
increased proportionally to total 120 - the traditional way such results
were shown by Yediot Ahronot in the past. The actual mandates in the current
Knesset are in [brackets]
The poll does not indicate how they estimate the number of mandates in the
Knesset would go to Arab parties given that Israeli Arabs were not polled.
24 27  Likud
16 18  Yisrael Beiteinu
14 16  Kadima
14 16  Labor
10 11  Shas
10 11  Arab parties
06 07  Nat'l Union/NRP
05 06  Meretz
05 06  Yahadut Hatorah
03 03  Retirees
13 -- -- Undecided
What do you think of the performance of Olmert, Peretz and Halutz?
Olmert: Good 26% Bad 70%
Peretz: Good 15% Bad 82%
Halutz: Good 29% Bad 63%
Should Olmert, Peretz and Halutz resign?
Olmert: Yes 54% No 39%
Peretz: Yes 72% No 24%
Halutz: Yes 55% No 36%
Who was responsible for the outcome of the war: Barak/Sharon/Mofaz/Yaalon or
37% Barak/Sharon/Mofaz/Yaalon (leadership since 2000)
53% Olmert/Peretz/Halutz (current leaders)
07% Both groups
Are there personalities worthy of being prime minister in Israel?
Yes 40% No 57%
Do you miss Arik Sharon?
Yes 54% No 45%
What most concerns you as we approach the New Year?
04% Qassams in the South
12% Rockets in the North
24% Economic situation
53% Iranian nukes
How would you term your mood these days?
Very good 24% Good 56% Bad 18% Very bad 2%
How would you term the condition of the State at the end of the Jewish New
Very good 1% Good 40% Bad 44% Very bad 15%
This Jewish New Year's Eve, is Israel a good place to live in?
Very good 34% Good 54% Bad 9% Very bad 3%
To what extent are you certain the State of Israel will exist in the long
Certain 75% Not certain 23%
Has your sense of security changed in the last year?
No change 50% Weakened 43% Strengthened 7%
Do you believe that President Katzav didn't have sex with "A"?
Don't believe he didn't 58% Do believe he didn't 23%
Don't know 19%
Should Katzav resign?
Yes 62% No 31%
Was it justified to file an indictment against Chaim Ramon (for kissing a
Yes 26% No 57%
[IMRA: Minister of Justice Ramon opposed the appointment of Dorit Beinisch
to head the Supreme Court and also insisted that a protocol be kept of
meeting of the appointment committee. Thanks to the indictment Ramon was
replace by Shetreet and Dorit Beinisch was appointed - and this in a
committee meeting in which no protocol was kept of the meeting.]
Should Jacko Eisenberg be boycotted (the winner of the local version of
American Idol) after what he said about the IDF and because he dodged the
Yes 38% No 38%
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
Tel 972-9-7604719/Fax 972-3-7255730
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