Thursday, January 04, 2007

77% of Israelis dissatisfied with Olmert

From THE JERUSALEM POST 3, 2007 ...

According to a poll taken by the Dahaf Institute for the Knesset Channel, 77 percent of Israelis are dissatisfied with Olmert's performance as prime minister.
  • Forty seven percent of the 420 respondents asked to grade Olmert on his performance gave the prime minister a grade of "very poor,"
  • 30% gave him a grade of "fairly bad," and
  • 20% graded him as "good."
  • Only one percent thought Olmert was doing a "very good" job....
  • In addition, 69% of the survey participants said that the prime minister's leadership skills are not good, and
  • 60% have a low opinion of Olmert's integrity.

To the question, "How would you rate Olmert's resilience under pressure?"

  • 62% of the respondents said he does not deal with pressure well, while
  • 37% believe Olmert deals well under pressure.

Asked what would change their opinion of the prime minister,

  • 45% said their appreciation of the prime minister would improve if he would remove Defense Minister Amir Peretz from his post.
  • Only four percent said they would not appreciate such a move.
  • Fifty-one percent of the respondents said Peretz's dismissal would not affect their judgment of the prime minister.
  • Twenty percent said they would like Olmert to dismiss IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz, as opposed to
  • six percent of participants who said firing the army chief would decrease their appreciation for the PM.

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