Poll: Israelis even on Clinton vs. Trump

When asked who would be better for Israel, 37 percent said Trump and 36% Clinton.

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June 23, 2016 07:36
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US presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) and Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Israelis are nearly equally divided on the question of who would be a better president of the United States for Israel, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, according to a poll taken for Channel 2 that was broadcast Wednesday.
 
When asked who would be better for Israel, 37 percent said Trump and 36% Clinton. Asked who was more fit to be president for the US, 47% said Clinton and 31% Trump. 
 
The poll asked respondents who they would vote for if they were American citizens. Forty-two percent said Clinton and 35% Trump.
In the most conclusive answer in the survey, 57% said Clinton was more likely to pressure Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians and only 13% said Trump.
 
Following extended conflicts between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, 43% of respondents said he would get along better with the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump. Thirty-four percent said he would get along better with Clinton, the presumptive nominee of the Democratic party.

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