Netanyahu's popularity up, new poll says
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
December 7, 2010 01:36
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s prominent media presence during the Carmel
fire seems to have paid off, with a new poll indicating that if elections were
held today, Likud under Netanyahu would garner 32 mandates, up from the current
In a poll on the Hebrew-language Walla website, Netanyahu received a
score of 78 out of 100 points for his performance during the fire.
contrast, the same poll indicated that Interior Minister Eli Yishai’s Shas would
lose two spots, descending to nine mandates. Thirty-nine percent of those polled
said Yishai was responsible for the failure to prepare and manage the fire
services, while 19% said Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz was the guilty
Netanyahu came in third with 11%.