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.