Poll: 59% of Israelis want Olmert to resign

Fifty-nine percent of Israelis believe Prime Minister Ehud Olmert should resign immediately, according to a poll published by Channel 10 Wednesday evening. Only 33% thought Olmert should remain in his post in order to implement the recommendations of the Winograd report's conclusions. When asked who would be the best successor for Olmert, 27% chose Binyamin Netanyahu, 16% answered current Vice Premier Shimon Peres and 12% said Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. Ten percent said Labor's Ami Ayalon should be the next prime minister, 7% chose Israel Beitenu chairman Avigdor Lieberman, while 6% picked former prime minister Ehud Barak.