TV poll: 'Only 33% believe Netanyahu is innocent'

The poll found that 69% of respondents said Netanyahu should quit if indicted.

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August 11, 2017 00:23
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Pas de trêve pour Bibi

Pas de trêve pour Bibi. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Likud members at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on Wednesday did not succeed in persuading the public of his innocence, according to a Shiluv poll taken for Channel 1 on Thursday.

The poll found that only 33% of Israelis believe Netanyahu is innocent, among whom 25% said they somewhat believe in his innocence and only 8% said they strongly believed he was innocent.

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Two-thirds said they do not believe he is innocent, including 29% who said they did not believe at all, and 38% who said they somewhat did not believe.

Asked whether the speech strengthened or weakened their belief in Netanyahu’s innocence, 8% said it strengthened it, 2% said it weakened it, 46% said their opinion remained unchanged, and 35% said they did not hear the speech.

When asked whether Netanyahu would have to quit if he is indicted, 69% said yes and 31% no. Among self-declared right-wing voters, 46% answered affirmatively.

Regarding Netanyahu’s claim in his speech that the Left and the press were trying to topple him, 47% said they agreed and 53% did not agree.

A separate poll taken for Channel 2 by Midgam found that 42% agreed with Netanyahu that the press was part of a witch hunt aimed at toppling him, and 48% disagreed.

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The Channel 2 poll found that 27% believe the speech made them believe in Netanyahu less, 11% said it made them believe in him more, and for 50% their view remained unchanged.

Both polls were of 500 respondents representing a statistical sample of the adult population, and had a 3.5% margin of error

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