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Poll: Lapid least popular minister, Ya'alon most popular
By LAHAV HARKOV
01/03/2014
Results of public opinion poll sponsored by Ch. 2, to mark 1-year anniversary of new government's swearing-in, similar to 'Post' survey from December.
 
Finance Minister Yair Lapid remains the government’s least popular minister Saturday, as Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon retained his spot at the top.

The results of a public opinion poll on Channel 2 News’s Meet the Press showed little changed since The Jerusalem Post conducted a similar survey in December, finding the same most- and least-popular ministers.

In the new poll, conducted in honor of a year passing since the government was sworn in, 503 people were asked to rate ministers on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the best.

Ya’alon received the highest score with 5.89, followed closely by Education Minister Shai Piron at 5.72 and Communications and Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan at 5.27.

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar was in fourth place with a score of 5.29, followed by Transportation and Road Safety Minister Israel Katz and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni with 5.17 and 5.02, respectively.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received a score of 5.02, putting him at seventh place.

The rest of the top 10 are Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (4.88), Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (4.72) and Tourism Minister Uzi Landau (4.72).

Lapid tied with Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel for last (23rd) place with 4.19 points.

In December, Lapid scored lower than Uriel, tying for second- to-last with Immigration and Absorption Minister Sofa Landver, who maintained her spot in the more recent poll.

The margin of error for the survey was 4.4 percentage points.
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