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SHMUEL ROSNER \
Hillary Clinton 311.
(photo credit:Associated Press)
The panel of experts
that the Israel Factor turns to each month is made up of a range of
participants who express varying political views. This week we see that
while our panelist's may house differing political opinions, the
average outcome of their views tends towards a Centrist outlook.This week we'll take a look at the table and at the answers our Israel Factor panel
had produced to this simple request: “From 1 (bad for Israel) to 10
(good for Israel): Generally speaking, please rate the following people
and institutions.”Related Articles:Israel Factor: The StatisticsIsrael Factor: The QuestionnaireThe answers we present represent the average that this panel of experts produces. It is not a survey of Israelis, and the average we post here doesn’t
mean that all people think this way (more about The Israel Factor,
here). However, the panel’s record is quite good, and our
monthly survey deserves the attention it is getting. It is good because
for many reasons, one of them being its inclusiveness of experts with
different views. It is not a panel with “right wing” or “left wing”
tendencies – no more than the tendencies of the “average” Israelis.
Thus, when the panel is ranking the candidates or the policies of the
US political arena and the US government, it doesn’t distort the
“Israeli view” because of political biases. You want proof? Here’s one.
The table I’ve mentioned at the top of this post. Take a look:Barack Obama 5.25Hillary Clinton 6.75The Tea Party movement 3.87AIPAC 7.87J Street 4.75The Republican Jewish Coalition 6.62The National Jewish Democratic Council 6.5The Emergency Committee on Israel 5.43What do we see here? We
see a panel expressing Israeli relative uneasiness with the two groups
that make Israel a “political issue” (J Street and ECI) – but is happy
to get the unbiased support of a bipartisan group (AIPAC – I know some
critics think AIPAC is partial. Obviously, the panel doesn’t buy it).
What’s more: When I look at specific numbers each panelist attached to
the groups mentioned above, the trend becomes even more vivid. The
satisfaction with AIPAC is almost across the board, with all panelists
but one giving it more than seven. Dissatisfaction with the two other
groups is also quite obvious, as panelists’ votes are being divided by
ideological beliefs. As you can see, the Jewish organizations
of the Republican and the Democratic parties were ranked with very
similar outcome (6.5, 6.62). Three panelists gave the RJC somewhat
better marks – two gave the NJDC somewhat better marks – three gave the
two organizations the exact same marks. The widest gap for any of the
panelists between RJC and NJDC was of two points (7-5, 5-3). One
last proof our panel is relatively centrist in nature: the low grades
and appreciation it has for the Tea Party movement. As you can see in
this table, the Tea Party is doing noticeably better with the panel
this month than it did last month (other changes seem insignificant): Nov-10 Dec-10 ChangeBarack Obama 5 5.25 0.25Hillary Clinton 6.43 6.75 0.32The Tea Party 2.6 3.87 1.27movement
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