Poll: Israelis trust Netanyahu on Iran far more than Herzog, Obama

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Cherie Cullen.

(JNS.org) A large plurality of Israelis back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance on the Iranian nuclear issue compared to the more conciliatory approaches of U.S. President Barack Obama and Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog, a new Israel Hayom-New Wave Research Institute poll found.

Asked whom they trust more to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, 41 percents of respondents chose Netanyahu, while 15 percent chose Obama and only 6 percent chose Herzog.

Forty-six percent of those polled said Netanyahu’s address to Congress about Iran was the right move, while 39 percent thought it was a mistake. The poll was conducted from March 3-4 among a random sample of 500 Hebrew-speaking Israeli Jews ages 18 and over.

Posted on March 5, 2015 .