Monday, December 6, 2010

Walla Poll: Netanyahu strengthened following the Carmel Fire, Public satisfied of rapid response to crisis

Increase of support for Benjamin Netanyahu and the ruling party Likud after the fire in Carmel, A Survey conducted by the Research Institute "Maagar Mochot" for Walla News reveals that if the elections were held today, Netanyahu-led Likud would win 32 seats, an increase of five seats compared to previous elections.

The public is Demonstrating satisfaction with Netanyahu's performance and functioning during the fire crisis - Netanyahu gets 78 points out of 100 possible -a very high grade of satisfaction in relation to the Israeli public of its leaders. It seems that the public appreciates the rapid response to the crisis, and that Netanyahu's own public relations offensive in recent days has achieved its goal.

The survey was conducted by telephone, by the Research Institute "Maagar Mochot" headed by Professor Yitzchak Katz, a sample of 502 respondents, representing the Israeli adult population (ages 18 and over), The maximum sampling error is 4.5%.